WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pulled ahead of Donald Trump by 7 points in a new CBS News poll conducted after the Democratic convention.
Clinton has 46 percent support among voters nationwide while Trump, her GOP counterpart, has 39 percent support, according to the poll.
Last week’s poll showed both candidates tied with 42 percent following the Republican National Convention.
Clinton’s 4-point bounce following the convention in which she was nominated is similar to the bump President Obama received in 2012 and 2008, but falls short of the convention bounce her husband, Bill Clinton, saw in 1992.
Clinton also maintains her lead in the presidential match-up, including over Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. The poll shows that 90 percent of both Clinton and Trump voters say their minds are made up about their candidate.
Clinton’s favorability ratings have gone up slightly since the Democratic convention. The former first lady is viewed favorably by 36 percent of registered voters and unfavorably by 50 percent of voters, according to the poll. Trump is viewed favorably by just 31 percent of voters and unfavorably by more than half of voters.
Clinton leads Trump among women and Trump holds his lead among men. The billionaire also has an advantage among whites without a college degree while Clinton leads among whites with a degree.
Clinton now has the support of more than 80 percent of Democrats — 73 percent of Bernie Sanders voters said they plan to vote for Clinton in November. That number is up from about 67 percent of Sanders supporters who said earlier this month they would back the Democratic nominee.
The poll was conducted from July 29-31 among 1,393 adults and 1,131 registered voters. The margin of error is 3 percent.
According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton has a 2.2-point lead over Trump in a head-to-head match-up. Trump took a lead in the RealClearPolitics average for a short period of time following the Republican convention.