New poll in US puts Hillary Clinton 11% ahead of Donald Trump

Clinton looks likely to secure the Democratic nomination in the coming days

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A new poll in the US shows Hillary Clinton enjoying a double digit lead over Donald Trump.

In a Reuters/IPSOS poll, 46% of respondents described as 'likely voters' said they supported the Democratic frontrunner. Support for Donald Trump was at 35%, with 19% saying they would not support either candidate.

The survey of 1,421 people was conducted between May 30 and June 3. When all respondents were included - not just likely voters - results showed Clinton on 39.5% and Trump on 31.9%.

The results contrast with a poll last month that put Trump narrowly ahead of Clinton.

The latest poll comes as Hillary Clinton looks likely to secure the Democratic nomination in the coming days.

However, Bernie Sanders is continuing to attract huge numbers to his rallies in California ahead of next week's primary election in the key state.

Ahead of a possible November face-off against Trump, Clinton has been increasing her criticism of the presumptive Republican candidate.

In a speech earlier this week, she described the businessman's ideas as "just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies".

"Donald Trump's ideas aren't just dangerous - they are dangerously incoherent," she added.

The businessman accused the Democrat of 'making up' things he said:

It was confirmed yesterday that Mr Trump will be visiting Ireland later this month.

He will visit his Irish resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare - calling it "the magnificent resort fronting on the Atlantic Ocean".

Several of Ireland’s political parties have said that they will stage protests during the visit.