‘Clinton’s edge over Trump shrinking’
Just five days before the bitter presidential campaign comes to a head, a new poll on Thursday showed a tightening race, with Hillary Clinton’s edge over Donald Trump shrinking and a few voters saying they remain undecided. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed the Democratic White House hopeful with 45 per cent to her Republican rival’s 42, a three-point lead that had diminished from the more comfortable nine-point margin she had weeks earlier.
A few said they might change their mind in the final dash, despite a flurry of late controversies, with 92 per cent saying they were set in their choice. Last month, national polling averages showed Clinton pulling further ahead of Trump as he sank under accusations by a number of women that he had made unwanted sexual advances, but the latest poll showed enthusiasm for the billionaire was rebounding. Six in 10 likely voters said the allegations had little impact on their choice.