Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump, 46%-42% natiowide, with data updated Thursday to include two new national surveys taken after Friday's revelation that the FBI would review new emails to assess The Decmocrate candidate's handling of classified material at the State Department.
Those were the figures available Thursday evening at the CNN Poll of Polls, which is based on an average of the five most recent national phone polls.(CNN) and shows Clinton leading Donald Trump, 46%-42%, after Thursday's update.
In one poll, via CBS News and the New York Times, Clinton leads Trump among likely voters nationwide, 45%-42%. The other, a new ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, shows Clinton with a 2-point edge, 47%-45%.
In each poll, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein -- once thought of as potential spoilers -- hover in the low single-digits at 4% and 3%, respectively.
Clinton's lead skyrocketed in several national polls after the release of a video in which Trump could be heard making sexually aggressive comments about how he treats women, followed by an onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations levied against Trump that seemed to only further diminish his chances. Clinton's campaign was then rocked by the letter FBI Director James Comey sent to members of Congress regarding the potential for new email scrutiny.
The latest CBS/New York Times poll suggests that most voters are unaffected by the development. About 6-in-10 likely voters who haven't cast their ballot yet (early voting is already under way) said the FBI's announcement makes no difference to them, while 32% said it made them less likely to support Clinton.
The CBS/New York Times poll was conducted October 28-November 1 using phone interviews with 1,333 likely voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The ABC/Washington Post tracking poll was conducted October 29-November 1 using phone interviews with 1,167 likely voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
In one via CBS News and the New York Times, Clinton leads Trump among likely voters nationwide, 45%-42%. The other, a new ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, shows Clinton with a 2-point edge, 47%-45%.