Clinton’s lead over Trump cut in half in new national poll

Clinton’s lead over Trump cut in half in new national poll

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump has been halved in one week in a new national poll.

Clinton leads Trump by 3 points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in a head-to-head match-up in the Morning Consult poll released Sunday morning.

One week ago, Clinton led Trump by 6 points, 44 percent to 38 percent.

Voters view both candidates unfavorably, pollsters found, with 58 percent holding a negative view of Trump and 57 percent saying the same about Clinton.

Clinton has the support of 79 percent of African-Americans, compared to 5 percent of black voters who back Trump.

Trump also trails Clinton among women, 44 percent to 35 percent.

The new poll of 2,007 registered voters, conducted Aug. 24–26, has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

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