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Clinton's popularity slips after Florida shooting

The shooting is being considered the worst in the history of modern US society

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Publish Date: Jun 18 2016 12:24PM | Updated Date: Jun 18 2016 8:24PM

Clinton's popularity slips after Florida shooting
Donald Trump took lead over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race this week. According to the polls released by Reuters/Ipsos on Friday, the candidature of Clinton affected badly after the mass shooting incident in Orlando, Florida.
 
The shooting is being considered the worst in the history of modern US society. Po clashed over how to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history that left approximately 50 people dead and many more injured.
 
The poll, conducted from Monday to Friday, showed Clinton, with a 10.7 point lead among likely voters over Trump, for the presidential election which went down from a lead of 14.3 points. Trump has blamed Democratic policies for the worst mass shooting and doubled-down on his pledge to ban Muslim immigration, while Clinton has warned against demonizing Muslim-Americans.
 
Trump seized on the attack to sharpen his security proposals, saying he would block immigration to the United States from any country with a "proven history of terrorism" against America and its allies if elected. The pledge fine-tuned an earlier vow, made after the attacks last year in Paris and California, to ban the entry of all Muslims into the United States.
 
He also called for measures to make it more difficult for suspected terrorists to obtain firearms, veering from the Republican Party's general opposition to gun control. While Trump's comments on both Muslims and guns dismayed some Republican elites, they may have cheered some voters, according to the Reuters report.
 
Some 45 percent of Americans said they supported Trump's idea to suspend Muslim immigration, up from 41.9 percent at the start of the month, according to the poll. Meanwhile, about 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Democrats and Republicans, said they wanted to see at least moderate regulations and restrictions on guns.