Donald Trump gets poll boost post convention

Donald Trump received a boost in his polling numbers after the Republican National Convention.

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Donald Trump received a boost in his polling numbers after the Republican National Convention.

The boost in numbers comes primarily in battleground states, areas that will prove pivotal in the November general election.

According to the CBS poll, Trump received a two point bump, pushing him one point ahead of his Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, in approval numbers.

The specific poll cited in the number boost interviewed participants before and after the Republican National Convention and was focused on changes between the two interviews.

The results of the poll suggested that after the convention, a majority of changed opinions belonged to undecided voters as opposed to voters who began supporting Clinton and transferred to supporting Trump.

The support for Clinton remained steady at 40 percent and called to light opinions of pundits who have been forecasting the importance of independent (non Republican or Democrat votes) in the upcoming election.

Voters who participated in the poll broke along party lines when asked about what they had seen of Trump during the convention.

The big takeaway, however, was that Republicans who previously did not support Trump, now say that they feel better about supporting the presidential nominee of their party.

According to the poll, 55 percent of the Republican interviews said that they felt hopeful after seeing Trump at the convention and four in 10 said that the convention made them enthusiastic.

In contrast, 63 percent of Democrats said they felt scared after the convention. 32 percent of independents said that they felt hopeful and only a quarter felt enthusiasm.

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