Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Narrows to Less Than Three Points

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rotten Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday.

About 42 percent of likely voters favored Clinton, to Trump’s 39 percent, according to the July 31-Aug. 4 online poll of 1,154 likely voters. The poll had a credibility interval of plus or minus 3 percentage points, meaning that the results suggest the race is roughly even.

Among registered voters over the same period, Clinton held a lead of five percentage points, down from eight percentage points on Monday, according to the poll.

The reasons behind the shift were unclear.

Clinton had pulled well ahead of Trump on the heels of the Democratic National Convention last week, where she became the first woman to accept the U.S. presidential nomination from a major political party.

Since then, Trump has engaged in a days-long feud with the family of an American soldier killed in Iraq and squabbled with the Republican leadership over his comments and leadership turmoil within his campaign.

Trump, in recent days, however, has sought to refocus. On Friday he announced his economic policy advisory team, said he would deliver an economic policy speech early next week, and was expected to endorse U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top U.S. elected Republican, who is seeking his 10th term in Congress.

An average of polls aggregated by Real Clear Politics showed Clinton ahead of Trump by 6.8 percentage points on Friday, up from 3.9 on Aug. 1.

2 thoughts on “Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Narrows to Less Than Three Points

  • August 7, 2016 at 4:18 am

    The small number of voters that was contacted tells me that more voters support Trump than is actually known. That’s not even the number in a few neighborhoods. That’s one of the reasons I don’t go along with polls if they contacted a few thousand voters then I might believe what they find out but not such a small number. If that’s all any poll counters use forget it. From what I have seen Trump draws thousands of people to his rally’s while Hillary only attracts a few hundred to her rally’s don’t you think that’s strange I certainly do? And by the way the ex-law enforcement officer’s book “Crisis of Character” is still number one on the none fiction book list. That’s the one describing how Hillary acted in the White Housed when Billy was President.

  • August 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    What poll nobody polled me. Trumps biggest obstacle to victory is not Hillary Clinton but his own country club Republicans Ryan Bush Romney and the like. What Trump seams to represent is a movement for America and the American people These clowns in his own party are only in it for themselves. They are totally out of touch with the average American citizen.


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