Poll uncovers Donald Trump has lost supporters since his convention

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4th August 2016 17:31 - Central Government

Poll uncovers Donald Trump has lost supporters since his convention: A recent poll of Americans has revealed that Donald Trump has lost supporters in the wake of the Republican National Convention.Poll uncovers Donald Trump has lost supporters since his convention

The poll revealed that 51 per cent of the American adults in the survey said that they were less likely to cast their vote in support of Donald Trump following his convention.

Of the 1,000 people who responded to the survey, just 36 per cent said that they were likely to vote for Trump, who prior to his controversial run for US president, was a successful New York businessman.

Gallup - a consultancy which has been conducting the poll to monitor the Republican and Democratic conventions since 1984 - discovered that the most recent poll was the first case it had seen of voters being less likely to vote for a candidate following their convention.

When looking at the results following this year’s Democratic National Convention, the pollsters discovered that 45 per cent of respondents were more likely to vote for the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, 41 per cent of the respondents said that they were less likely to vote for Clinton.

The last low margin seen in the Gallup survey was in the aftermath of the 2012 GOP convention, whereby of the Americans who responded, 40 per cent said that they were more likely to vote for the GOP candidate, Mitt Romney. On the other hand, 38 per cent said that they were less likely to vote for Romney.

However, the highest margin seen was after the 1992 GOP convention, whereby 60 per cent of those who took part in the poll said that they were more likely to vote for George Bush. Only 15 per cent said that the convention had made them less likely to vote for Bush.

Despite the negative effect Trump’s convention has had on his number of supporters, a recent poll has revealed that Clinton and Trump remain in a tight race for presidency, with Clinton having a 2.2 per cent lead over Republican, Donald Trump.

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