Lead of Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump shrinks to 2 per cent: Poll

"Trump (Donald) trails Clinton by only two percentage points, 42 per cent to 40 per cent, in a poll taken September1 through September 2," Morning Consult said in its latest poll.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:September 4, 2016 10:12 pm
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s lead against her Republican rival DonaldTrump has come down to two per cent even as she leads in two key states, according to two polls.

“Trump (Donald) trails Clinton by only two percentage points, 42 per cent to 40 per cent, in a poll taken September1 through September 2,” Morning Consult said in its latest poll.

That’s little changed from a week earlier, when theRepublican candidate was behind the democratic rival by threepoints, it said. Almost one-fifth of registered voters (18 per cent) still don’t know or have no opinion, despite election day being roughly two months away, Morning Consult said. In RealClearPolitics average of polls Clinton is leading Trump by 3.9 percentage points. The website keeps track of almost all the major national polls.
Meanwhile, a latest poll released by CBS News, Clinton continues to maintain considerable lead of eight percentage points in Pennsylvania, while in North Carolina she leads by four points.

“This week, Clinton leads in two new polls of states that Trump needs to win, given his current electoral map: Clinton leads in Pennsylvania fairly comfortably by eight points, 45 percent to 37 per cent, and she is up four in North Carolina, 46 – 42 per cent,” CBS News said.