On Eve of US Party Conventions, Polls Show Clinton Leading Trump

clintonLast-minute preparations by journalists and convention workers are underway at Quicken Arena before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 17, 2016. The convention begins Monday. (M. Bush/VOA)

{VOA News Online/WASHINGTON} —On the eve of the U.S. presidential nominating conventions, three new surveys Sunday showed Democrat Hillary Clinton with a consistent advantage over Republican Donald Trump, even as American voters view both of them unfavorably.

The edge for Clinton, a former secretary of state seeking to become the first female U.S. president, ranged from four to seven percentage points over Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul set to claim the Republican nomination this week in the midwestern city of Cleveland, Ohio.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Clinton ahead 47 to 43 percent, while NBC News and The Wall Street Journal pegged the race at 46-41 and CNN/ORC International at 49-42.

But both remain unpopular.  The ABC/Post survey said 58 percent of voters say they are dissatisfied with their choice between Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, and Trump, the one-time television reality show host.  It said 64 percent view Trump unfavorably, with 54 percent looking negatively at Clinton. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.