Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has opened up a double-digit lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, regaining ground after the New York billionaire briefly tied her last month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
The shift in support comes as Clinton steps up her attacks on the real estate mogul's policy positions, and as Trump fends off criticisms of his eponymous university and the pace at which he doled out money that he raised for U.S. veterans.
Some 46 percent of likely voters said they supported Clinton, while 35 percent said they supported Trump, and another 19 percent said they would not support either, according to the survey of 1,421 people conducted between May 30 and June 3.
Trump had briefly tied Clinton in support among likely U.S. voters in mid-May, raising expectations for a tight race between the two likely contenders in November's presidential election.
I have to say I was never worried about those polls showing this contest to be neck and neck,
It won't be.
The thing to remember is that Hillary's low poll numbers are a reflection of what others say about her, while Donald Trump's are a reflection of the idiotic things that he himself says at rallies, during cable news interviews, and on Twitter.
The more people see of Hillary Clinton up close, the more they like her.
The more they see of Donald Trump up close, the more they are repulsed by him.
So by November I predict that the polls will show Hillary Clinton so far ahead that Donald Trump may actually consider dropping out completely.
I actually would not be surprised by that.