On the eve of the GOP convention, Hillary Clinton maintains a five-point national lead over Donald Trump even after a period of negative news for the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Clinton leads the presumptive GOP nominee 46 percent to 41 percent in a poll that finds both candidates facing sizable disadvantages and challenges ahead of the party conventions which kick off Monday for the GOP in Cleveland and a week later for Democrats in Philadelphia.
The poll shows Clinton has an advantage among voters ages 18-29, women, as well as a significant advantage among African Americans — 84 to 7 percent. The margin among Latinos will be released later Sunday.
Trump, meanwhile, is ahead among whites and men, and the two candidates are tied among independents.
The poll was conducted before Trump selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate.