NBC News Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump By 7 Points


Hillary Clinton 49%, Donald Trump 42%


Hillary Clinton's lead over presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has widened to 7 points nationally, according to a tracking poll released early Tuesday.

Clinton leads Trump, 49 percent to 42 percent, among registered voters in the NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll conducted last week

The polling was conducted as Clinton secured the number of delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and won the backing of top Democrats including President Obama.

Meanwhile, Trump faced a barrage of criticism, including from top Republicans, over his comments on a federal judge presiding over lawsuits against Trump University who he claimed was biased due to his Mexican heritage.

Clinton's numbers have ticked upward in the poll since the end of May, while Trump's have inched downward, putting daylight between the two.

An increase in support among moderates, men and white voters contributed to Clinton's edge in the new poll.