NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s support among white working-class voters is at an all-time high, according to a new survey released Monday.
The survey of 671 registered voters by the Public Policy Polling firm found that Trump is at 41% among white voters and 55% among men with college degrees.
He leads Hillary Clinton, at 36% and 48%.
Clinton’s support has been at the top of national polls since the fall.
The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The poll of registered voters is based on a random sample of the 671 respondents.
The PPP poll is the most recent to be released by the firm.
The latest survey was conducted by telephone between Aug. 5 and Aug. 8.
Trump’s standing with white voters has been a point of debate in the campaign.
Some analysts have questioned whether Trump can sustain his support with white working class voters, and some have questioned why he has not focused on that issue in recent days.
The president-elect’s support is among a large cohort of voters that has traditionally backed Republican candidates, and the numbers in this survey suggest that Trump’s base has remained mostly loyal to him, even after the Democratic National Convention and after a series of controversies surrounding his campaign.
The data also suggests that the numbers of white voters that Trump has lost among are not the same voters that are supporting Clinton, a group that he is expected to lose in the general election.
Clinton’s base is overwhelmingly white and has been her strongest demographic in the last several presidential elections.
Trump has struggled to win white voters, especially among working- and college-educated white men.
The numbers are even more discouraging for women, who comprise a large portion of the Democratic electorate.
While Trump is losing support among working class white men, he is also losing support from white working and college men.
In addition, he has been losing support more among white women than working- or college- educated women.
This is an issue that has been central to Trump’s campaign.
Clinton, by contrast, has struggled with a number of issues of her own, including the economy and race relations.
The public is becoming increasingly frustrated with the current economic and racial landscape, with poll after poll showing that a majority of Americans want the country to return to its economic health.
Trump is making the issue of racial injustice more salient in the race for the presidency, as his own supporters have made it a focus of their campaign.
A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that more than half of white evangelicals — 53% — support Trump, compared to 40% who oppose him.
Trump does better among black Protestants than among whites overall, but his support among black voters is lower than it is among white evangelical Protestants.
In this latest survey, support for Trump among white mainline Protestants is slightly higher than support for Clinton among white Catholics.
White evangelical Protestants are a core voting bloc for the GOP.
Among the white evangelical Protestant population, 46% support Trump; 29% support Clinton.
Among white mainline Catholics, just 22% support either candidate.
While the two candidates share many similar views on many issues, Trump has made the issue one of the most divisive issues of his campaign, while Clinton has focused on the economic issues that have helped her to become the first woman to be elected president.
Trump, who has spent much of his life on the right side of history, has frequently clashed with some of his supporters on the campaign trail.
On Friday, the president-eason made headlines when he said he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations that former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador about sanctions.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump accused Clinton of being a “corrupt political operative” and a “crook” for using a private email server as secretary of state.
Trump also frequently attacks Clinton on Twitter, using the hashtag #CrookedHillary, which he often uses to refer to the Democratic candidate.
The campaign has made clear that it does not endorse either candidate, instead using the social media platform to reach out to voters who support either.
This new survey comes as Trump and his campaign are continuing to face scrutiny for his refusal to release his tax returns, which would give a detailed look into his finances.
Trump announced last week that he would release his returns, but later on Friday, Trump again refused to release them, saying that he was “going to be releasing my tax returns,” but not the tax information he had released.
This weekend, a federal judge in Texas ordered the Trump campaign to release documents about his tax filings.
This latest survey comes a week after a federal appeals court in California ruled that Trump must release his return, which will be the only public record of his tax affairs.
Trump said in a statement Monday that the decision is a “massive political victory for the American people.”
The ruling came after the Trump administration argued that releasing the documents would violate the privacy rights of individuals. In