Hillary Clinton got her bounce after the Democratic convention, opening up sizable leads in two new polls.
A new CNN/ORC poll released Monday afternoon found her up by 52-43 percent over Donald Trump, while the Democratic nominee opened up a 46-39 percent lead in a new CBS poll. Both polls were conducted Friday through Sunday. The Democratic convention ended Thursday.
After the Republican convention, which ended July 21, they were tied at 42 percent in the CBS survey. Just prior to both conventions, they were tied at 40 percent each.
Trump led by 3 in the CNN poll after the GOP convention. Prior to both conventions, Clinton was up by 7.
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 polls were conducted 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. CBS found 9 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 told CBS pollsters they’d back Clinton. That figure is now up to 73 percent.
CNN found “a majority of Clinton's backers now say their vote is more to show support for her than to oppose Trump, a sharp shift since early May.”