National Poll: Trump Now Leads Clinton by 1 Point
Election Day is shaping up to be a contest once again. According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Donald Trump is now ahead of Hillary Clinton by 1 point.
The Hill reports:
Trump has a 1-point lead over the former secretary of State, 46 to 45 percent, as of Tuesday morning.
Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson registers at a new low of 3 percent, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein rounds out the field with 2 percent.
Fifty-three percent of likely voters have “strong enthusiasm” for Trump, according to the poll, while 45 percent feel the same about Clinton.
Clinton led Trump by 1 point, 46 percent to 45 percent, in the same poll over the weekend. She held a 12-point lead, 50 to 38 percent, in the poll just more than one week ago.
Voters voiced more enthusiasm for Clinton’s campaign, with 52 percent saying they had “strong enthusiasm” for her and 49 percent stating the same of Trump.
The Washington Post/ABC News conducted its latest poll of 1,128 likely voters via cellphone and landline telephone interviews from Oct. 27 to 30. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
Clinton leads Trump by about 2 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of surveys.
Recent polling shows a tightening race between Clinton and Trump at both the national and state levels just one week from Election Day.
Clinton is under fire following a weekend of negative headlines over a new FBI probe into emails from the private server she used while secretary of State.
FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers in a letter last Friday that the bureau had found fresh emails that may prove “pertinent” to its investigation of Clinton’s emails.
The new emails were discovered during an unrelated probe of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
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