Hillary Clinton is now enjoying the same bounce Donald Trump saw last week, surpassing her rival in several new polls that have come out since the Democratic convention last week.
A CNN poll released Monday afternoon showed a 7-point bump for Clinton, who just accepted the Democratic nomination for president. She beat Trump, who accepted the Republican nomination the previous week, 52% to 43% in a head-to-head contest.
And a CBS News poll released Monday morning showed Clinton, who just accepted the Democratic nomination for president, with 43% support compared with Trump, who had 41%.
Clinton also overtook Trump in the RealClearPolitics national polling average, with 45% support compared with Trump’s 43%.
This all but erases the brief lead Trump had in the race. He enjoyed a bump after the Republican convention, surpassing Clinton for several days, but will now again be forced to play catch-up.
There’s been good news and bad news for Clinton in the news polls.
In the CBS poll, Clinton gained with Democrats who had been undecided before the convention, but she didn’t seem to woo voters who had previously supported Trump.
But she seems to be making progress when it comes to her high negative ratings with voters — the CNN poll showed that the share of Americans who think her policies will move the country in the right direction increased after the Democratic National Convention, and most Clinton voters now say that their vote will represent support for Clinton rather than opposition to Trump.
Still, while the CNN poll gave Clinton a relatively wide 9-point lead over Trump, other polls are more narrow.
The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton ahead by about 4 percentage points, and margins of error are usually about 3 percentage points.
And there’s still room to sway enough voters before Election day — 16% of those CNN polled said they could change their minds before November.
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