Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Virginia, NBC News poll says

The poll on Clinton and Trump voters had a margin of error of 4 percent. The same poll showed Trump leading Clinton in Pennsylvania.

Most of those polled also viewed Trump as untrustworthy. She had 44% to Mr. Trump's 35% in Virginia, and was ahead 43% to 35% in Colorado.

Clinton has battled the notion during her campaign that she is dishonest and purposely set up the private email server because she wanted to hide her public and private exchanges from public scrutiny and skirt disclosure laws. Clinton, on the other hand, has been forced to come out against the TPP, and has even said "the USA should 'renegotiate deals that are not working for Americans'".

Among minorities (blacks and Hispanics, in this survey), Clinton is favored by a strong majority over Trump, 63 percent to 2 percent among blacks and 46 percent to 5 percent among Hispanics. Currently, Clinton leads Trump by a count of 320 to 212.

Each candidate landed support from 40 percent of registered voters in the New York Times/CBS News poll.

The poll also shows that 75 percent of the participants said their only motivation to vote in the November presidential election was to prevent Clinton or Trump from entering the White House.

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Considering the current situation, voters have no choice but to bend towards Donald Trump who are looking for a radical change.

On the Democratic side is Hillary Clinton - former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State.

Lopez said Clinton would benefit from having former President Bill Clinton at her side, someone he considers "the best president this nation has had for many, many years".

"In fact, opposition to free trade is now one of the few things that unites an otherwise deeply divided USA electorate". Republicans are expected to formally nominate Trump during their four-day gathering next week in Cleveland. Clinton leads the Republican by a margin of 41 percent to 36 percent when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are added.

Three-quarters of voters say their pick for president is motivated by a desire to cast their Election Day ballot against Clinton or Trump, more than those who say they're voting for the candidate who shares their positions on the issues or is the most qualified to hold the office.

"With 66 electoral votes at stake in these four states, Donald Trump is playing catch-up against Hillary Clinton", Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist institute, told NBC.

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