Donald Trump Slips Further Behind Hillary Clinton in New Polls

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Donald Trump News Conference (Bloomberg TV Framegrab)

Weeks of provocative and outlandish behavior have hurt Donald J. Trump’s standing in two new national polls of registered voters, which showed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee falling further behind Hillary Clinton.

A Washington Post-ABC News survey had Mrs. Clinton with a double-digit lead: 51 percent to 39 percent.

A Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll had Mrs. Clinton with a smaller advantage of five percentage points.

Both polls, released on Sunday, showed Mr. Trump in worse shape than he had been a month ago, as voters in the latest polls expressed doubts about his preparedness and qualifications to lead the nation.

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Nearly two in three Americans say they think Mr. Trump is unqualified to be president and are anxious about the idea of him in the White House, the Post-ABC poll found. In contrast, 61 percent think Mrs. Clinton is qualified.

Mr. Trump is coming off two particularly damaging weeks for his campaign — a period in which he personally attacked a Mexican-American judge hearing a lawsuit against Trump University, gloated about predicting attacks like the Orlando massacre that left 49 dead, and fired his embattled campaign manager.

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