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Trump 'bounces' ahead of Clinton after RNC

Republican nominee Donald Trump jumped ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton after the Republican National Convention, according to the latest CNN presidential poll.

Trump bounced six points in the polls and leads Clinton nationally 48 to 45 percent in a two-way race. In a four-way match-up between Trump, Clinton, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Trump leads Clinton 44-39.

CNN said Trump's bounce came mainly from independents, where he gained 12 percent from 31 percent pre-convention (Clinton was at 34) and 43 percent post-convention.

Clinton gained ground on Trump following the RNC among whites with college degrees, going from 40-40 to 44-39. For whites without a college degree, Trump gained from 51-31 to 62-23.

Trump's favorability improved - he had a 39 percent favorable rating pre-convention, 46 percent post.

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