White House Watch: Third-Party Candidates Fade

White House Watch: Third-Party Candidates Fade

White House Watch: Third-Party Candidates Fade

The FINANCIAL -- Hillary Clinton still maintains a slight advantage as support for the major third party candidates appears to be slipping away in Rasmussen Reports’ latest White House Watch survey.

The new national telephone and online survey shows Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump 44% to 43% among Likely U.S. Voters. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earns a new low of four percent (4%) support, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein has fallen to one percent (1%). Three percent (3%) still like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. 

Clinton edged ahead yesterday 43% to 42%. 

Among the 88% who now say they are certain how they will vote, it’s Clinton 49%, Trump 48%, Johnson three percent (3%) and Stein statistically at zero. Among those who still could change their minds between now and Election Day, Clinton and Trump are tied with 35% each, while Johnson earns 21% of vote and Stein nine percent (9%).

Rasmussen Reports thought it would cut through all the charges and counter-charges flying in the presidential race and ask voters which candidate they think has more to hide. They say Clinton does.

Clinton has the support of 80% of Democrats and 12% of Republicans. Trump earns a comparable 79% of the GOP vote and 13% of Democrats. He also still has a small lead among voters not affiliated with either major party.

Among unaffiliateds, Johnson has 10% of the vote, Stein two percent (2%). But both are in low single-digits among Republicans and Democrats. Thirteen percent (13%) of unaffiliated voters like some other candidate or are undecided still.

Clinton remains ahead among women and those under 40. Trump still has the advantage among men and older voters.

Trump posts a double-digit lead among whites. Clinton continues to be far ahead among blacks and now has a two-to-one lead among other minority voters.

Just 36% of all voters think it’s even somewhat likely that a third-party candidate could win the presidency in the next 10 years, and only 12% say it’s Very Likely.

Voters rate the selection of the next U.S. Supreme Court justice as a big deal to their upcoming presidential vote, and they strongly favor a justice who will abide by the Constitution.

With just two weeks left until Election Day, Clinton leads Trump in the key state of Nevada.

Clinton said she was shocked at Trump’s statement during their last debate that he will wait until the election results are final before accepting them because he's concerned about potential voter fraud. But most voters think Trump’s made the right decision.