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    Clinton Widens Lead Over Trump to 8%

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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 50 percent support of the voters, while her Republican rival Donald Trump is backed by only 42 percent, accordind to the poll.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading over her Republican rival Donald Trump by eight points, a new poll carried out in the wake of the two parties' national conventions, revealed on Sunday.

    Clinton now has 50 percent support of the voters, while Trump is backed by only 42 percent, the poll conducted by Washington Post and ABC News on August 1-4 showed.

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    According to the poll, both Clinton and Trump seen as dishonest by 60 percent of respondents.

    The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points. Some 815 people partook in the vote.

    Clinton officially accepted the Democratic nomination at the convention last month and will face Republican nominee Donald Trump in the national US presidential elections in November.

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