Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Harris County poll

University of Houston poll has Clinton leading among registered voters

By Ruben Hidalgo - News Producer
CNN, NBC News

HOUSTON - New poll numbers show Hillary Clinton with a 10-point lead over Donald Trump among registered voters in Harris County.

With 47 days left until Election Day, the poll from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs shows Clinton leading Trump 42 percent to 32 percent. Nine percent support Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, while 2 percent support Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Fifteen percent are undecided.

Clinton's lead is only 43 percent to 39 percent among people who say they are extremely likely to vote in November.

If the numbers hold, this would be the third straight presidential election in which Harris County voted for the Democratic candidate. Barack Obama narrowly defeated John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.

The new poll numbers also cover other key races in Harris County.

In the race for Harris County district attorney, incumbent Republican Devon Anderson leads Democrat Kim Ogg 30 percent to 29 percent among people who say they are extremely likely to cast a ballot.

In the race for Harris County sheriff, the same category of voters favor incumbent Republican Ron Hickman over Democrat Ed Gonzalez 36 percent to 30 percent.

The poll results are based on 550 telephone interviews the Hobby School of Public Affairs conducted among registered voters in Harris County from Sept. 1-20. The polls are part of a larger study on voter participation and engagement.

You can see the complete poll results here: http://www.uh.edu/class/hobby/election2016/

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