A poll published over the weekend gave Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a six point lead over Republican Donald Trump, a day after her acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
The Ipsos/Reuters online survey of 1,043 likely voters found that nearly 41 percent of those polled favored Clinton while 35% favored Trump. Some 25% picked “other” in the poll.
The survey had a margin of error of 4%.
Reuters said the wording of the poll was changed slightly from “neither/other” to just “other” after an internal review found that the “neither/other” option has sometimes “siphoned support away” from the candidates.
A separate Ipsos/Reuters poll found that Clinton and Trump were tied at 37% when partnered with two more options: Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
In that survey of 1,426 likely voters, 5% favored Johnson, while Stein was preferred by 1% of those polled. It had a margin of error of 3%.
Last week, a day before the DNC began, a CNN/ORC poll gave Trump a five-point lead over Clinton in a four-way race, and a three-point lead when going head-to-head.
The four-way poll gave Trump 44% to Clinton’s 39%, with Johnson at 9% and Stein trailing with 3%.
In a two-way head-to-head, respondents gave Trump a three-point lead with 48% compared to 45% for Clinton.
Trump’s figures increased by 6% when compared to support before the Republican National Convention — the week before which confirmed him as the party’s choice for president.
It was also the biggest post-convention jump in CNN polls since 2000.
According to the CNN, the boost for Trump came mostly from independent voters, with 43% saying they will likely back Trump post-convention, compared to 41% who said they won’t.