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Clinton stays ahead in polls, but lead get narrower down by the minute with five days to go

Friday, November 4th 2016 - 11:53 UTC
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Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton still ahead but Trump closes in Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton still ahead but Trump closes in

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%.

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  • Skip

    Chronic

    Quite perplexed why my gender on an anonymous forum has you questioning anything.

    Honestly why bother?

    Considering your illiteracy, your vacuousness really doesn't come as a surprise.

    Lucky voting only requires you to write an X..... again you're welcome.

    Enjoy burning down the farm!

    And did you just hear? FBI just cleared Clinton AGAIN..... oh dear.

    Nov 06th, 2016 - 10:11 pm +4
  • Jack Bauer

    While Trump without a doubt has plenty of shortcomings, but what about Hitlary ? who in their right mind can just sweep her disgusting behavior (with regards to her husband's sex adventures and her attacks on those who accused him), her lies (about the private server, deleting 32,000 e-mails after being subpoened ), her incompetence (benghazi fiasco where 4 US diplomats were murdered, advising BO to start the war that ended up by creating ISIS), the disappearance of USD 6 billion while Secretary of State, under the carpet ???
    Neither is she anything to write home about. Surely with all the sh*t hitting the fan over the last 6 months, there was time for an independent to step up..and provide a decent 3rd option.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 04:36 pm +3
  • Kanye

    Mr JB

    It really comes down to, which of the 2 unsatisfactory candidates will do the most damage and should be shut out.

    We've heard from the vocal outsiders here. What do US posters think?

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 08:03 pm +3
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