The Democratic nominee had a 2.9 percentage point lead in the poll conducted seven days through Sunday, with 49 percent support to Trump’s 46.1 percent. Voters who preferred “other” candidates represented 4.9 percent, a figure that had declined significantly in the past two weeks.
Before the Democratic National Convention, held July 25-28 in Philadelphia, Trump had taken a 4.8-point lead, 49.2 percent to 44.4 percent. That’s a 7.7 percentage point swing since the Republican National Convention, held July 18-21 in Cleveland.
The day after the DNC ended, the race was nearly deadlocked with 47.8 percent for Trump and 47.3 for Clinton.
Before both conventions, Clinton had a 5.8 point advantage, 45.2 percent to 39.4 percent as of July 17. At that point, 15.4 percent listed other — more than 10 percentage points from the current poll.
In the latest sample, 1,308 adults nationwide were polled online, including 989 likely voters, from July 25 through Sunday. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percent.
In the RealClear Politics average of polls from July 22 through Sunday, Clinton shows a lead over Trump at 2 points, 44.9 percent to 42.7 percent. Going into the DNC convention, the two were nearly deadlocked with a .2 percentage point advantage for Trump over nine days.