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Trump Has Won The Nomination. Here’s A New Poll Showing How He Stacks Up Against Hillary.

Now that real estate mogul Donald Trump has clinched the GOP presidential nomination, the attention shifts to polling data of him against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. So far, it doesn’t look pretty for Trump.

A CNN poll released on Wednesday shows that Clinton leads Trump by double-digits, 54 percent to 41 percent. Both Clinton and Trump have high unfavorability numbers, but Clinton is more liked than Trump, as she has a favorability of 48 percent and unfavorability of 49 percent. Trump has a favorability of 39 percent and unfavorability of 57 percent.

Voters surveyed in the poll also felt that Clinton could be better trusted on every important issue except for the economy, where 50 percent preferred Trump while 45 percent preferred Clinton.

The poll was taken right before Trump’s clinching victory in Indiana and surveyed 890 registered voters and a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

Trump currently trails Clinton in the RealClearPolitics polling averages by a deficit of 6.5 percentage points–47.3 percent to 40.8 percent–but the RCP trend lines don’t bode well for Trump:

The path to November is going to be a bumpy ride for Trump.