A new national poll of 1,064 likely voters by Quinnipiac University shows women and non-white voters boosting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The poll found Clinton with a 45 to 40 percent likely voter lead over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson received 6 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein receives 3 percent, according to the poll released Friday.
In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton would receive 50 percent of the vote to Trump’s 44 percent.
In a four-way contest, women back Clinton 53-33 percent and men back Trump 49-37 percent. White voters will vote for the Republican nominee 51-38 percent and non-white voters will vote for the Democratic nominee 63-18 percent.
The biggest shift from Quinnipiac’s Sept. 26 poll is the number of independent voters who have flipped. The poll results say the 42-35 percent advantage for Trump, with 15 percent for Johnson, has shifted to a 46-32 percent advantage for Clinton with 10 percent for Johnson.
“Post-debate, Hillary Clinton checks all the boxes,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said. “With her base of women and non-white voters now solidly behind her and independent voters moving into her column, Donald Trump gets a wake-up call. The Indies are leaving in droves.”
The poll was conducted between Oct. 5-6 and has a 3 percent margin of error.