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Clinton's lead over Trump shrinks to two points

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, Oct 29: Registering a surprise gain on rival Hillary Clinton’s lead, US Republican presidential candidate Dold Trump on Saturday shrunk the gap to only two percentage points in a new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll, as core Republican groups returned to Trump’s fold.

Likely voters split 47 per cent for Clinton and 45 per cent for Trump. That is little changed from a 48-44 split in Friday’s results, but a substantial tightening since last weekend when Clinton led by a wide margin, Washington Post online reported.

A clear 59 per cent majority continues to expect Clinton to win on November 8, including more than 9 in 10 Clinton supporters, although the survey finds few signs that overconfidence is dampening enthusiasm. Among likely voters, only 2 per cent who support Clinton and expect her to win say their prediction makes them less motivated to vote, including just 1 per cent of those who think she will win “easily”. A similarly small 2 per cent of Trump supporters who anticipate he will win say their expectation makes them less likely to vote. (IANS)

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