Somewhere in Pennsylvania, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton smiles a cautious smile. All right: we do not actually know that that is what she’s doing. But we can imagine it might be so because the first post-Democratic National Convention poll shows Clinton 15 points ahead of her political rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The poll comes from RABA Research, a bipartisan polling firm, which conducted an online nationwide survey the Friday following the convention. Among likely voters, Clinton is now polling at 46 percent; Donald Trump, 31 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson’s polling at seven percent; the Green Party’s Jill Stein, two. (The day after the Republican National Convention, RABA had Clinton and Trump at 39 and 34, respectively.)