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Clinton Gains on Trump in Voter Trust

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Donald Trump’s trust advantage over Hillary Clinton in the areas of the economy and immigration have all but vanished, although independent voters continue to express a lot more faith in the GOP nominee.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that when Likely U.S. Voters are asked which candidate they trust more to handle the economy and job creation, 47% say Trump, while 44% say Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump had a 48% to 39% advantage in February and led 50% to 38% the first time we asked this question last September. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 4-5, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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