Clinton Bolstered by Latest National Poll, Leads Trump by 6

The latest national presidential poll has some encouraging news for the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, showing a 6-point lead for her over Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Clinton received 43 percent support from the responses of likely voters in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll compared to Trump's 37 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson maintained his third position with 9 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein trailed with 3 percent.

In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton's lead expands to 7 points over Trump, 48-41. The margin of error of the poll is 3.2 percent.

Following the Democratic National Convention in July, polls showed Clinton's lead over Trump ballooning to upward of 10 points in early August before returning to tighter margins in recent weeks.

Polls by Fox News and CBS/New York Times last week showed a spread between the two candidates within the margin of error.

Today's numbers indicate Clinton's largest margin since a Fox News poll from Aug. 31 that gave her a 6-point edge.

Clinton received more support than usual from registered male voters in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Trump maintained higher levels of backing from the demographic, garnering 46 percent support to Clinton's 44 percent, but the difference is much narrower than in prior polls throughout the race.

In additional questions, respondents expressed concern about Trump's words and actions on the campaign trail, with 69 percent of those surveyed reporting that they have reservations about aspects of his campaign. Those saying they have "major" concerns totals 54 percent.

Likely voters reported dismay specifically over Trump's temperament at a 33 percent rate; 27 percent say that his comments about women, immigrants and Muslims worry them the most. Another 13 percent were most disturbed by his compliments for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On the Democratic side, Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state continues to bother voters; 64 percent showed concern about the issue.

ABC's Ryan Struyk contributed to this report.
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