New polls show tight Clinton-Trump fight
Hillary Clinton holds a slim lead over Donald Trump, a new national poll shows just over a week before the epic US presidential election.
An ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll released on Sunday showed the Democratic presidential nominee Clinton ahead 46 per cent to 45 per cent – narrower than Saturday’s 2-point Clinton edge.
In CNN’s Poll of Polls, which averages results for the five most recently released national surveys, Clinton has a 47 per cent to 42 per cent advantage over the Republican presidential candidate Trump.
That outcome was unchanged from the most recent Poll of Polls on Saturday, CNN reported ahead of the November 8 presidential election.
The ABC/Washington Post poll found that more than 6 in 10 voters say the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is probing newly discovered emails that could be related to Clinton’s private server will make no difference in their vote, while 3 in 10 say it makes them less likely to back Clinton.
FBI Director James had last week announced that the agency had discovered additional emails and was reviewing them to see if they were related to the bureau’s investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information.
Meanwhile, a new set of battleground state polls have placed Clinton ahead of Trump.
In North Carolina – a must-win state for Trump –an NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist University poll found Clinton ahead, 47 per cent to Trump’s 41 per cent. The same poll found Clinton ahead 48 per cent to 43 per cent in early October.
In Florida, an NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist University survey shows a dead heat – with Clinton at 45 per cent and Trump at 44 per cent, a one-point drop for Clinton since the same poll’s last results in early October, when Clinton led 46 per cent to 44 per cent.
Meanwhile, a New York Times Upshot/Siena poll found Trump ahead – 46 per cent to 42 per cent – in Florida.
Clinton’s troubles escalate as FBI to review new emails
Over 650,000 emails have been found on a laptop shared by Hillary Clinton’s close aide and her husband as the Democratic presidential nominee’s woes escalated just over a week before the election with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) set to review the newly-discovered data.
The FBI received the necessary search warrant on Sunday to look into the emails belonging to Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin as part of the re-opened investigation into the case of use of a personal email hosted on a private server by the former Secretary Of State in the first term of the Obama Administration, media reports said.
Such a large number of emails have been found on the laptop which was shared by a former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife Abedin. The FBI came across these emails while investigating into a sexting case of Weiner, following which its Director James Comey informed the Congress that it is reopening the investigation on Clinton which it has closed three months ago.
The Clinton campaign has questioned the motive behind such a move.
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