WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump to 10 points in the wake of the Democratic convention, according to a new national poll.
Clinton leads Trump 49 percent to 39 percent in a head-to-head Fox News survey released Wednesday. In a three-way race including Libertarian Gary Johnson, Clinton leads 44 percent to 35 percent, with Johnson claiming 12 percent.
Clinton has enjoyed a bounce following her convention last week, and the Fox News survey shows one of the largest leads in general election polls yet. A CNN/ORC poll this week showed Clinton with a 9-point edge in a head-to-head matchup with Trump.
When Fox polled voters in late June — before both conventions — Clinton was up only six points, 44 percent to 38 percent.
Voters also weighed in on the controversy surrounding Trump after he disparaged the Muslim family of a fallen U.S. soldier.
Sixty-nine percent of respondents familiar with the comments declared Trump’s criticism in response to the family’s speech against Trump at the Democratic convention “out of bounds,” compared to 19 percent who said it was “in bounds.”
Republicans are about evenly split on the back-and-forth, with 41 percent saying similarly while 40 percent of Republicans saying Trump’s response is “in bounds.”
Fox surveyed 1,022 registered voters from Sunday to Tuesday, and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.