The latest NBC News Survey Monkey shows Clinton with a steady six-point lead over Trump at 48 percent to Trump’s 42 percent, so while the former Secretary of State remains a front-runner in the race, her lead is not exactly a huge one. Broken down by region, Clinton continues to maintain her advantage over Trump in the West and Northeast, while Trump is holding steady with a one-point lead in the South. The candidates are tied in the Midwest region of the country, with crucial battleground swing states like Ohio and Iowa up for grabs.
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In terms of which candidate is most likely to secure the largest majority of the African-American vote, Trump continues to be no match for Clinton. A recent Washington Times report even cited a survey that had an overwhelming 99 percent of Black voters backing Clinton instead of Trump; numbers that seem to be reflective of Trump’s poorly executed “African-American outreach campaign” efforts in recent months.
Clinton also leads the way in fundraising and outreach spending efforts, both of which each candidate is expected to increase as election season nears its end.