THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 1996

Polls Say Clinton Has Sizable Lead

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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