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Polls Say Clinton Has Sizable Lead

Thu., Oct. 3, 1996

President Clinton led Republican challenger Bob Dole by at least 18 points in three national polls released Wednesday, little more than a month before Election Day.

Whom voters say they would support if the election were today:

Clinton and Al Gore 55 percent, Dole and Jack Kemp 34 percent, Ross Perot and Pat Choate 5 percent in a rolling average of nightly CNN-USA Today-Gallup samples Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (872 likely voters, margin of sampling error plus or minus 3.5 percentage points).

Gallup reported the race at 57-32-5 on Tuesday and 56-34-5 the day before that, or virtually unchanged.


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