Donald Trump has now grown his lead over Hillary Clinton in Rasmussen Reports’ first weekly White House Watch survey.The crosstabs (Subscriber link) show that the white vote goes to Trump over Clinton 48 percent to 33 percent. (Trump also gets 16 percent of the black vote, which is up to eight times what McCain and Romney got, running against Barack Obama.)
Trump earns 42% support to Clinton’s 37% when Likely U.S. Voters are asked whom they would vote for if the presidential election were held today. But Rasmussen Reports’ latest national telephone survey finds that 13% prefer some other candidate, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
At the beginning of this month, Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, posted a statistically insignificant 41% to 39% lead over Clinton who is still expected to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Fifteen percent (15%) favored someone else, and five percent (5%) were undecided.
What is shows is that the power of Trump's issues can beat Hillary even without massive white share—so (again) that there's still room to grow.