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2016 US Elections: Trump leads Clinton nationally

2016 US Elections: Trump leads Clinton nationally

Donald Trump has jumped ahead of Hillary Clinton nationally in the race for the White House, according to a new poll.

Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has 40 percent support to Clinton’s 39 percent, according to a poll by the right-leaning Rasmussen Reports released Thursday.

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson got got 7 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Steins got 3 percent.

Last week’s edition of the same poll showed Clinton, the Democratic nominee, ahead by 4 points, 42 percent to 38 percent.

Clinton’s support is down 5 points from a high of 44 percent in the Rasmussen poll taken in early August, shortly after the Democratic National Convention.

Clinton has led in nearly all recent polls. But the race has tightened in recent days, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. Clinton still leads Trump by 4.6 points nationally, according to that average.

Rasmussen Reports conducted its poll of 1,000 likely voters via online and telephone interviews from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.


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