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Poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump nationally by 8 percentage points

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump nationally by 8 percentage points, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll released Tuesday.

The poll found Clinton leads Trump 50 percent to 42 percent -- a lead that’s not much different from her 9-percentage-point lead last week.

In a four-way match-up, Clinton leads Trump 43 percent to 38 percent while 11 percent back Libertarian Gary Johnson and 5 percent support Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Clinton has an extensive lead among black voters with 87 percent supporting her compared to the 8 percent who back Trump. Nearly three-quarters of Hispanic voters also support Clinton compared to 22 percent who support Trump. Two-thirds of Asian Americans support Clinton, the poll found, while 23 percent support Trump.

The poll also found that a majority, 55 percent, believe society has not reached equal opportunity while 43 percent said it has. It also found that 74 percent of Clinton supporters said and 65 percent that society has reached equal opportunity.

The poll surveyed 17,459 adults between August 15 and 21 with a 1.1 percentage point margin of error.

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