Presidential Election 2016
Donald Trump is reaping the benefits of an electrifying GOP convention, netting a six-point bounce to move ahead of Hillary Clinton in the latest national poll.
He is now ahead of Clinton by 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent, according to a CNN/ORC poll.
Trump's surge is considered a "convention bounce," a term used to describe the bump in support for presidential candidates after their party's convention. Candidates often see a surge in poll numbers after a convention, Al Gore and George W. Bush were the last candidate to receive significant "bounces," boosting their numbers in 2000 by 8 points post-convention, The New York Times reported.
The Republican presidential nominee was down seven points prior to the convention, with Clinton holding a strong 49 percent to 42 percent lead over him.
The poll also revealed that Trump now has 85 percent of self-identified GOP voters backing him, up from 79 percent prior to the GOP convention.