Excitement: More polling with altered Reuters/Ipsos method shows Hillary with 12-pt lead

Excitement: More polling with altered Reuters/Ipsos method shows Hillary with 12-pt lead

[Ed. – Every Reuters/Ipsos poll between now and the election should be read in conjunction with this report on the changed methodology of this poll.  Change the methodology back, and you’d get a different result.]

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters, her strongest showing this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.

The Aug. 18-22 poll showed that 45 percent of voters supported Clinton, while 33 percent backed Trump ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state, has led Trump, a New York businessman, throughout most of the 2016 campaign. But her latest lead represents a stronger level of support than polls indicated over the past few weeks. Earlier in August, Clinton’s lead over Trump ranged from 3 to 9 percentage points in the poll.

The poll also found that about 22 percent of likely voters would not pick either candidate. That lack of support is high compared with how people responded to the poll during the 2012 presidential election between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.

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