A new Fox News poll released on Wednesday found that Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup.
Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. The poll found. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent.
Clinton is ahead by 14 points among women (50-36 percent), according to the poll, but Trump leads by a larger 22 points among men (55-33 percent).
He also tops Clinton by 37 points (61-24 percent) among whites without a college degree (working-class whites).
One reason for Trump”s showing is there is parity on party unity, as 83 percent of Democrats back Clinton and 82 percent of Republicans support Trump, noted Fox News.
Independents go for Trump by 46-30 percent, although one in five would vote for someone else or stay home (20 percent).
The poll also found that Bernie Sanders has a 46-42 percent advantage over Trump in a hypothetical matchup. Sanders was up by 53-39 percent in April. However, theVermont senator trails Clinton in the Democratic nomination race by what is considered an insurmountable number of delegates.
A poll released just a week ago found that Trump’s support has surged and he is now running nearly even with Clinton among likely U.S. voters.
That poll, by Reuters, found that 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, and 40 percent backed Trump, with 19 percent not decided on either yet.
The Fox News poll from Wednesday found at the same time that voters feel Clinton and Trump lack honesty, empathy, and strong moral values, and that they”ll say anything to win.
Clinton has a net negative honesty rating of -35 points, with 31 percent saying she”s honest, while a record 66 percent say she isn”t.
Trump does better on this measure, although he is still underwater by 17 points: 40 percent think he”s honest and 57 percent say he”s not, according to the poll.
In addition, over half say the phrase “has strong moral values” does not describe Clinton (57 percent) or Trump (58 percent).