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Clinton boasts a 7 point lead over Trump in latest Quinnipiac poll

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lead among men has all but vanished, according to a newly released Quinnipiac Poll.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has taken a 47 to 40 percent likely voter lead.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson polled at 7 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein was at 1 percent.

Quinnipiac released the results of its latest poll on Wednesday ahead of the third and final presidential debate.

Clinton had a 45 to 40 percent lead over Trump just last month.

As of Wednesday, men were divided with 43 percent for Trump and 41 percent for Clinton.

Women back Clinton, 52 to 37 percent, according to the poll.

Likely voters said the media is biased against Trump, 55 to 42 percent, including 88 percent of Republicans. Democrats, however, said 77 to 20 percent that the media is not biased.

“Donald Trump made the charge, and American likely voters agree: There is a media bias against the GOP contender,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “But does that explain his lackluster standing with his core base?”

American voters also believe 51 to 31 percent that Trump assaulted several women. For Democrats it breaks down to 84 to 5 percent. Republican's don't believe it at 56 to 22 percent.

“Media bias or not, Trump’s character issues have ominous implications,” Malloy said. “The consensus opinion is that Trump groped women and is neither fit enough nor a decent enough person to be President.”

Quinnipiac said it conducted the survey among 1,007 likely voters from Oct. 17 to 18. The margin of error was +/- 3.1 percentage points.

The third and final presidential debate airs tonight on Channel 3 at 9 p.m.

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