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NBC/WSJ Poll: Clinton Leads Trump By 5 Points

Forty-six percent of registered voters back Clinton, versus 41 percent who support Trump.
Image: A combination photo of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.Jim Urquhart/Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a five-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump after becoming her party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Forty-six percent of registered voters back Clinton, versus 41 percent who support Trump — slightly up from Clinton's three-point lead in May, 46 percent to 43 percent.

When the horserace is expanded to four candidates — including Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein — Clinton gets support from 39 percent of voters, Trump gets 38 percent, Johnson 10 percent and Stein 6 percent.

The NBC/WSJ poll — conducted June 19-23 — comes after Clinton clinched the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee; after the tragic June 12 Orlando, Florida, shootings; and after a rough three-week stretch for Trump's campaign.

Despite these events and changes, the Clinton-vs.-Trump horserace remains relatively consistent.

Much like last month, Clinton leads Trump among African Americans (87 percent to 5 percent), Latinos (69 percent to 22 percent), those ages 18-34 (53 percent to 30 percent), women (52 percent to 35 percent).

Trump, meanwhile, has the edge among whites (49 percent to 37 percent), men (48 percent to 38 percent) and independents (40 percent to 30 percent).

Additionally, Clinton gets overwhelming support from Democrats (85 percent to 8 percent), and Trump gets similar — though slightly less — support from Republicans (79 percent to 9 percent).

The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted June 19-23 of 1,000 registered voters, including 450 cell phone-only respondents and another 50 reached by cell but who have a landline. The survey has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.