WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump by eight percentage points, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Online Tracking Poll issued Tuesday.
The former secretary of state, who has been consistently polling ahead of Trump in national polls since the end of July, is now favored by 50 percent of registered voters, while Trump is backed by 42 percent, the poll finds.
In a four-way matchup, Clinton holds a 5-point lead over Trump, 43 percent to 38 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has 11 percent support while Green Party leader Jill Stein has 5 percent.
Among black voters, Clinton holds a huge lead -- 87 percent of black voters said they will support her, while the New York billionaire only enjoys the support of 8 percent.
Clinton also leads over Trump among Hispanic voters, 73 percent to 22 percent and with Asian-American voters, 66 percent to 23 percent.
However, she trails Trump among white voters, 41 percent to 50 percent.
The poll found that 65 percent of registered voters polled said race relations are getting worse in the country, and only 10 percent hold the opposite opinion. Another 24 percent said they were staying the same. More than half of registered voters polled also said men and women still don't enjoy equal opportunities.
The survey was conducted on Aug. 15-21 among 17,459 adults who said they are registered to vote. The margin of error is 1.1 percent.