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WAKE-UP CALL: Race Getting Tight According To New Polls – Clinton Still Ahead

A new national poll shows an increasingly tight race between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and NY businessman/RealityTV star-turned presidential candidate Donald Trump. While Clinton remains consistently ahead, the new poll suggests the race is now too close for comfort.

With the first debate less than two weeks away, Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump 48 – 43 percent among likely voters nationwide, according to an independent Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday. This compares to a 51 – 41 percent Clinton lead in August.

The most notable shift was among independent voters who tip to Trump 45 – 40 percent. Republicans go to Trump 86 – 10 percent, while Democrats back Clinton 92 – 4 percent.


According to Quinnipiac, “In a largely negative presidential campaign, where most Americans are voting against, rather than for, a candidate, a total of 70 percent of likely voters say it is ‘very important’ or ‘somewhat important’ that the next president be someone to whom they can relate. Voters say 64 – 34 percent they can’t relate to Trump and 61 – 36 percent they can’t relate to Clinton.”

A CBS/NYT national poll also found that Clinton has just a 2-point edge in a two-way match-up among likely voters. The race is tied when third party candidates are included. Among the broader electorate of registered voters, Clinton leads Trump by five points. One disadvantage for Clinton is diminished voter enthusiasm. Democrats are less enthusiastic about voting now than they were in August,” according to CBS.

HuffPost Pollster: “Clinton’s lead over Trump has shrunk to less than 4 percentage points in the HuffPost Pollster aggregate. Clinton leads in eight of the 10 most recent national polls, but by narrower margins than in August. In polls that include Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson as an option, Clinton’s lead is similar.”

HuffPost Pollster

HuffPost Pollster

H/T: Huffington Post.

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