Hillary Clinton has the support of more than half the voters nationwide, even though she's disliked by nearly half of U.S. voters.

In a new Quinnipiac University National poll released Thursday, Clinton leads Republican nominee Donald Trump 51-41 among likely voters.

When third-party candidates are added to the mix, Clinton still leads 45-38, followed by Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson at 10 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 percent.

Both Clinton and Trump are strongly disliked by American likely voters. Though 47 percent dislike Clinton "a little" or "a lot," a whopping 53 percent feel the same about Trump. Furthermore, 8 percent hate the Democratic nominee, and 10 percent hate Trump.

A total of 44 percent of likely voters like Clinton "a lot" or "a little," compared to a total of 35 percent of voters who like Trump "a lot" or "a little."

Likely voters give both candidates negative favorability ratings: 41-53 percent for Clinton and 33-61 percent for Trump. Thirty-seven percent of likely voters say they would consider voting for a third party candidate.

The poll found that Clinton's lead comes from female voters (60 percent to Trump's 36 percent) and those younger than 50. Meanwhile, Trump leads Clinton among white males, 59 percent to 32 percent, and voters who are 50 years of age and older.

The survey of 1,498 likely voters nationwide was conducted Aug. 18-24, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.