What a difference a sexual assault claim makes
Clinton is now favored by 49 percentof likely voters and Trump is backed by 38 percent.
The poll shows Clinton increasing her lead over the Republican nominee. A poll conducted two weeks ago showed both major party’s nominees tied among likely voters at 43 percent.
A portion of the poll was conducted after the release of a 2005 tape in which Trump is heard making lewd comments about women. In the tape, the GOP nominee describes how he can grope and kiss women without their consent because of his celebrity status. The tape’s release has led to fallout among some Republicans, who say they can no longer support their party’s nominee.