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Voters unconcerned with candidates' health: Poll

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>> In a week in which a pneumonia health scare took Hilary Clinton off the campaign trail, we asked voters what they thought about the candidates health and whether it was important to them. Turns out, not as much as you would think. I'm Chris Kahn, Reuters Polling Editor, and we went out in the field today and we were asking people this week, if Hilary Clinton's health issues or Donald Trumps health issues, really made a difference to them.
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In this particular case you find that Democrats really don't think it's that big of a deal that Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia. Republicans, however, think it's a really big deal. Same thing when we ask about Donald Trump's health. Democrats think it's a really big issue and a really big concern.
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If he were elected, he would be the oldest president in history. Republicans really don't think it's a big issue. So, really, this is the way that people are thinking about at this time, with eight weeks left to go in election, your party idea is really affecting how you're viewing a lot of major events.
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Our latest weekly opinion poll shows that Hillary Clinton is ahead on Donald Trump by four percentage points, she's got about 42% to Donald Trump's 38%, among the likely voters. And I must say, that pretty much throughout the time that we've been polling this entire election, Hilary Clinton has consistently been ahead of Donald Trump.
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Only a few times has he matched her level of support. Now, right after the two major party conventions he came in and he was right even with her, but she's pulled ahead again. Again, about four percentage points, that's a consistent trend we've been seeing all along.
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