US: Hillary Clinton leading opponent Donald Trump by 3 points

The poll represents a slight increase in support for the Democratic nominee, who led her Republican counterpart by just 1 percentage point in the previous Fox News poll.

By: IANS | Washington | Published:October 1, 2016 12:24 pm
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican rival Donald Trump by 3 points nationwide, according to a latest poll. In a four-way matchup, Clinton bests Trump, 43 per cent to 40 per cent, the Fox News poll released on Friday said.

The poll represents a slight increase in support for the Democratic nominee, who led her Republican counterpart by just 1 percentage point in the previous Fox News poll, conducted September 11-14, prior to Monday’s first presidential debate. Clinton even did better in a head-to-head matchup with Trump among likely voters, 49 per cent to 44 per cent.

Trump had led Clinton by 1 percentage point in a two-way race in the previous poll. Friday’s poll was conducted live via cell phone and landline from Tuesday to Thursday among a random sample of 1,009 registered voters nationwide.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.