1. Hillary Clinton lead over Donald Trump reduced to two per cent: Poll

Hillary Clinton lead over Donald Trump reduced to two per cent: Poll

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading ahead of her Republican rival Donald Trump by just 2 per cent, a latest national poll said.

By: | Washington | Published: September 1, 2016 11:45 AM
As per the poll, Clinton is winning 85 percent of self-identified Democrats, while Trump has the support of fewer Republicans at 78 percent. (Reuters) Releasing its latest national poll, Fox News said Clinton now garners 41 per cent to Trump’s 39 per cent, while Libertarian Gary Johnson receives 9 per cent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 4 per cent. (Reuters)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading ahead of her Republican rival Donald Trump by just 2 per cent, a latest national poll said today.

Releasing its latest national poll, Fox News said Clinton now garners 41 per cent to Trump’s 39 per cent, while Libertarian Gary Johnson receives 9 per cent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 4 per cent.

But in a two-way contest Clinton leads by six points.

“The race for the White House has narrowed,” Fox news said, adding that its latest poll finds that Trump is gaining ground in the head-to-head matchup, despite improvements from Clinton on top issues.

“Trump has an opportunity to attract more support by moving off his hardline position on immigration. Nearly half of Johnson and Stein supporters say they’d be more likely to vote for him if he did,” said Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News Poll along with Republican pollster Daron Shaw.

“Some of Trump’s supporters will be frustrated if he eases his promise of mass deportations, but they won’t find a more aggressive anti-immigration candidate elsewhere, so they’ll likely stick with him,” Anderson said.

As per RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major polls, Clinton is now leading Trump by 4.6 points.

Two days ago it was 6.1 points and about a month ago, Clinton was leading on an average by nearly 10 percentage points.

  1. K
    Kafantaris
    Sep 1, 2016 at 11:00 pm
    Clinton is a tough gale and that's fine when she's president. But to get there she might need to let us know that she's also vulnerable. One way to do this is to show that it hurts every time the frenzied Trump supporters start chanting "lock-her-up, lock-her-up." That's gotta hurt -- unless she's made of stone. And we know she's not. Remember when she flinched when the navy seals shot bin Laden point blank?
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