Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUnion leader: Bloomberg can go all the way Will Bernie have to turn on his bros? De Blasio endorses Sanders for president MORE leads Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChanges in policies, not personalities, will improve perception of corruption in the US Union leader: Bloomberg can go all the way Pelosi: ‘I’m not counting Joe Biden out’ MORE by only 3 points in the latest national survey from the conservative-leaning polling outlet Rasmussen.
Clinton receives 43 percent support among likely voters, and Trump has 40 percent, with Libertarian Party nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonWeld bets on New Hampshire to fuel long shot bid against Trump The ‘Green’ new deal that Tom Perez needs to make The Trump strategy: Dare the Democrats to win MORE taking 8 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2 percent.
Rasmussen’s surveys have consistently shown Trump faring better than in other polls.
According to the RealClearPolitics average, Clinton leads by more than 7 points nationally in the four-way match-up, and two recent polls show her with a double-digit lead.
Clinton’s advantage in the Rasmussen survey is due, in part, to support from within her own party.
She receives 82 percent support among Democrats while Trump only receives 74 percent support from Republicans. Trump leads, 37 percent to 32 percent, among voters unaffiliated with a party.
The survey found Johnson pulling more support away from Trump than he does from Clinton. The former Republican governor of New Mexico receives 9 percent support from Republicans, compared to only 3 percent from Democrats.
The Rasmussen survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted Aug. 9–10 and has a 3 percentage point margin of error.