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TB&P/Hendrix Poll shows Trump with commanding lead in Arkansas

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

A poll released Thursday has the Republican nominee for the White House with over a 20 point lead against his Democratic opponent with less than seven weeks before the general election. 

According to a Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix Poll, Republican Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton by a 55-34% margin in the Natural State.

Seven percent picked other candidates while another 4% were undecided. 

The poll also showed independents leaning heavily toward the real estate mogul turned reality TV star, with 66% of Arkansas independents picking Trump while 20% selected the former Secretary of State. 

As for the incumbent President, the poll gave Barack Obama a 34% approval rating, with 60.5% of those in the poll giving Obama an unfavorable view. 

The poll, which was taken Sept. 15-17, also measured party identification among people who were polled. 43% of those surveyed identified themselves as Republicans, while 32% called themselves Democrats. 

Independents made up about 20% of those surveyed, with 5% identifying themselves as other. 

The poll questioned 831 likely Arkansas voters, with a margin of error of + or - 3/4%. For more information about the study and analysis, click here. 

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