US Poll: Gap between Clinton and Trump Shrinks

Washington, – A US poll shows that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, has shrunk to just one point.

Last Sunday, Hillary Clinton was enjoying a 12 point advantage over Donald Trump in the ABC New/Washington Post tracking poll, but seven days later, that lead has shrunk to just one point.

Additionally, about one-third of likely voters told pollsters they are now less likely to support the former secretary of state because of James Comey’s announcement that the FBI was again looking into the Democrat’s emails.

Even before this news, the battleground state of Florida was looking very much in play, with a new New York Times – Siena College poll showing Trump four points ahead and the Real Clear Politics polling average stating that Clinton and Trump are tied in the Sunshine State.

However, other battleground state polls contains better news for the Democrat, who had a fairly smooth week on the campaign trail, until Friday’s news put her campaign in disarray.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll reflects voters’ views on the most recent email controversy. Sixty-three percent of likely voters said this latest development will make no difference in how they vote.

Today the CNN reported that the Justice Department and the FBI are in talks with lawyers for Weiner’s estranged wife, Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide, seeking permission to go through emails relevant to the Clinton investigation, found on the disgraced ex-congressman’s computer.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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