The poll from Monmouth University found that 45% of the state's likely voters support Clinton, compared with 41% who now back Trump, with the poll's margin of error. The survey of voters who want an alternative to Trump and Clinton included 2,153 likely voters and has a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 2 percentage points. "I do like unification of the Republican Party".
Frank Donatelli, a former deputy chair for the Republican National Committee, said political conventions basically have two purposes: To unify the party and to introduce the ticket to millions of voters watching on television.
More than 2,000 students, alumni and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have signed an open letter to Donald Trump saying they disagree with his rhetoric and policies.
The candidate also said he'd create "a private White House hotline" to ensure "that no valid complaint about the VA wrongdoing falls through the cracks".
When Americans are asked what comes to mind when they think of Clinton, 27 percent say they don't trust her, 13 percent say they don't like her and 8 percent say she is a "criminal" or "corrupt".
More than one in five Americans will not support either Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to aReuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Friday. But the reliably Democratic state is costing her campaign nonetheless.
Trump has spent his entire career in the real estate and entertainment business, but 40 percent of likely voters said he was better qualified to be president of the United States. Trump has also cribbed the Nixonian phrase "silent majority" to describe his supporters ― who, like Nixon's, are largely white and middle class.
Though Sasse says he himself won't run because he has young children and wants to focus on them more instead of running a country, he has made the idea of an insurgent campaign a more popular one.
Twenty-eight percent of unaffiliated voters were undecided.
Conducted over a near two week period commencing in mid June from among more than 2,200 voters, pollsters also found the margin of Clinton's advantage remains unchanged when third-party, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is added to the mix.