Donald Trump is leading in the polls against Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump has become the US presidential frontrunner.

The latest RealClearPolitics average of several recent polls put Trump ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by one-fifth of a percentage point.

It’s not a huge lead but it does mark the first time that Trump has passed Clinton in any combined national polling.

RealClearPolitics came to its conclusion with help from 5 national polls.  Trump led by 5 points in the latest Rasmussen poll, while he held leads of 3 points and 2 points over Clinton in the most recent Fox News and ABC News/Washington Post polls.

Clinton recently maintained a 6-point lead over the Manhattan billionaire in the CBS News/New York Times poll. She was leading by 3 points in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Donald Trump does have one large advantage over Clinton in recent polling. He has been named as the presumptive GOP nominee, allowing for more consolidation among voters. Clinton, on the other hand, is still facing off against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Keep in mind that the Rasmussen poll, which showed Trump leading by his biggest margin, was one of the most inaccurate polls during the 2012 presidential race.

Check out the RealClearPolitics chart below which shows how much ground Donald Trump has made up in recent months against Hillary Clinton.

RealPolitics Poll