New Poll Puts Clinton up 3 Points Over Trump

November 3, 2016 10:52 am Last Updated: November 3, 2016 11:12 am

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by about 3 points nationally, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll—the previous version of the poll had Clinton up by 9 points over her counterpart.

The poll found that 45 percent of likely voters support Clinton and 42 percent support Trump, with the difference being within the margin of the poll’s sampling error. At least 22 million have already cast their ballots early before the Nov. 8 Election Day.

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson had 5 percent while the Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 4 percent, the poll found.

A third of respondents to the NYT/CBS poll said that FBI director James Comey’s revelation about the investigation into further evidence regarding Clinton’s email server scandal made them feel less likely to cast a vote for her. About 40 percent noted the same of Trump’s history of lewd comments towards women.

About 52 percent of Trump supporters asked in the poll said they’re enthusiastic about voting for the GOP nominee, while 47 percent of Clinton supporters had a similar response.

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The poll was conducted from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1—after news broke over the FBI’s review of evidence of the Clinton email scandal. About 1,333 registered voters were reached in the poll by telephone. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 3 points.

A Los Angeles Times poll released on Nov. 2 put Trump 4 points ahead of Clinton. The poll, which was conducted on Nov. 1, found the Republican nominee got 47.8 percent of respondents’ support, while Clinton got 42.4 percent of the support.

And in a Washington Post/ABC News poll released on on Nov. 1, Trump is dead even with Clinton. 

Between Oct. 24 and Nov. 2, the RealClearPolitics average shows Clinton at 47 percent and Trump at 45.3 percent.