Rasmussen Reports: Trump leads Hillary Clinton in general election match-up

Just after Donald Trump floated the word “rape” while discussing Bill Clinton, the presumptive nominee increases his lead against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

By Bronte Price, PoliticKING

According to Rasmussen Reports’ first weekly White House Watch survey, Donald Trump has grown his lead over Hillary Clinton in a general election match-up. The poll shows Trump earning 42% support over Clinton’s 37% when likely U.S. voters were asked who they would vote for if the presidential election were held today.

At the beginning of this month, the presumptive Republican nominee, posted a 41% to 39% lead over Hillary Clinton, who is expected to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

According to polling, Trump now gets 76% of the Republican vote, while Clinton has 72% Democratic support. Also, 13% of Democrats prefer Trump, while nine percent 9% of GOP voters favor Clinton.

These poll numbers come just after Donald Trump used the term “rape” when speaking about Bill Clinton on Fox News.

Trump appeared on Fox News’ Hannity Wednesday evening, and decided to take a swing at Bill Clinton. Sean Hannity asked the presumptive GOP nominee, “For example, I looked at The New York Times. Are they going to interview Juanita Broaddrick? Are they going to interview Paula Jones? Are they going to interview Kathleen Willey? In one case, it’s about exposure. In another case, it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will.”

“And rape,” Trump added.

When asked during a CNN interview if she felt "compelled to defend your honor, the honor of your husband," Hillary Clinton reiterated that she has no intention of addressing the accusations. "No," she said.

"I know that that's exactly what he is fishing [for], and I'm not going to be responding," Clinton added.

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