Presidential Poll 2016: Latest Results for Trump, Clinton and Top Candidates

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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has been surging in GOP polls since announcing his campaign in June, is six points behind Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in a general election among registered voters, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll

Trump leaped 10 points closer to taking the majority from the former U.S. secretary of state since a similar poll in July. CNN reports the real-estate tycoon jumped ahead in favorability among Republicans, right-leaning independents, men and white voters, while the polling also finds Clinton is facing her lowest favorability rating since March 2001. 

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Clinton is also still maintaining leads against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker by 6 points among registered voters, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by 9 points and former business executive Carly Fiorina by 10 points, according to CNN.

As her numbers continue to dip against leading GOP candidates, including Trump, and Democratic runner-up Bernie Sanders similarly climbed 10 points in polls since July (now holding 29% among Democrats), another wrench may be thrown into Clinton's race for the White House: Vice President Joe Biden. 

According to the poll, the majority of Democrats and left-leaning voters favor Biden throwing his hat in the ring for the White House, although that isn't to say voters think he'd make a better president: Only 27% of voters polled think Biden would outperform Clinton as commander in chief. 

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