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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 7 points in CBS poll

FILE - In this Thursday, July 28, 2016

FILE - In this Thursday, July 28, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is seen as likely to unify the U.S. if elected, but pessimism about the Republican candidate is far greater, according to a poll released Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, that reflects deep division in the country.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) Photo Credit: AP

McClatchy Washington Bureau - Washington (TNS) — Hillary Clinton got her bounce after the Democratic convention and opened up a 7-point lead in the latest CBS News poll.

Clinton led Republican nominee Donald Trump by 46-39 percent. After the Republican convention they were tied at 42 percent. Just prior to both conventions, they were tied at 40 percent each.

CBS found the bump similar to what President Barack Obama got in 2008 and 2012, but well below the 13-point bounce that Bill Clinton got in 1992.

The new poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, as controversy raged over the comments of Khizr Khan, father of a soldier killed in Iraq. Khan criticized Trump on the last night of the Democratic convention, and Trump has been firing back ever since.

There appears to be little chance for significant movement to or from either candidate, though. Nine of 10 Clinton and Trump voters say their minds are made up.

Clinton picked up many backers of independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her chief rival for the Democratic nomination. Before the convention, two-thirds of Sanders supporters said they’d back Clinton. That figure is now up to 73 percent.

©2016 McClatchy Washington Bureau. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency.

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