BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– Hillary Clinton noses ahead of Donald Trump in a new CBS News poll and 7 out of 10 voters in the poll say they’ll be watching the vice-presidential candidates square off.
The goal for the running mates is to make the presidential candidates look good and according to the new CBS poll, they have their work cut out for them.
There are a number of factors that make this election unique. A first woman nominee, a nominee who has never held public office, against a background of worry and upset.
The poll shows 81 percent of Clinton voters say they would be upset and worry about the direction of the country if Trump is elected president. 79 percent of Trump voters would be upset and worried if Clinton is elected president.
Vice-presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence will try to erase the doubts though the poll shows voters don’t know much about them.
Clinton is now 4 points ahead of Trump in the CBS general election match-up.
Despite Clinton’s attacks on Trump’s business sense, the poll shows 50 percent of voters feel Trump would do a better job handling the economy.
Clinton polls ahead of Trump on immigration, race relations, and foreign policy.
The new poll shows women are key to Clinton’s latest surge, favoring her by 18 points.
While men favor Trump by 11 points.
As for having the right temperament for the job, Clinton leads by 28 points.
More voters still see Trump as someone who can bring change to Washington.
The vice-presidential candidates will have a chance to influence voters in their debate Tuesday night.