Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump extends across all 10 battleground states. A new survey out Monday by Monmouth University shows Clinton is 7 points ahead of Trump nationally, with 47 percent support to his 40 percent. Meanwhile, Clinton is also 8 points ahead — 47 percent to 39 percent — in the 10 battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, which were determined to be contested sites using the 2012 presidential candidates' narrow winning margins.
Clinton's lead is bolstered by her overwhelmingly stronger support from minority voters and women, but Trump remains ahead with both white voters and men. "Clinton has the advantage as the general election campaign kicks off, particularly in key swing states," Monmouth pollster Patrick Murray said. "However, all signs point to 2016 turning out the most polarized electorate in memory."
The poll surveyed 803 registered voters between June 15 and 19 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.