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Hillary Clinton heads into Wednesday's Vegas debate with a 7-point lead in Nevada

Hillary Clinton now has a 7-point lead in Nevada, the site of the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday night. Released Tuesday, the latest Monmouth University poll of the battleground state found Clinton's lead has grown by 5 points since the poll was taken last month, when she led 44 percent to 42 percent. Clinton now has the backing of 47 percent of likely voters, while Donald Trump has the support of 40 percent. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson trails with 7 percent.

Clinton saw her biggest gains among non-white and young voters. Her lead jumped from 35 points last month to 49 points this month among non-white voters. Last month, she led by just 1 point among voters under the age of 50; she's now up 27 points, 55 percent to 28 percent.

Clinton's winning margin in the Monmouth poll is larger than most polls have given her. Real Clear Politics' polling average shows her leading Trump and Johnson by 4.2 points.

The Monmouth poll was conducted by phone among 413 likely voters from Oct. 14 to 17. Its margin of error is plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.

Clinton and Trump face off tomorrow night in Las Vegas, starting at 9 p.m. ET. The debate will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.