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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
POLL - Trump Nearly Tied With Clinton
Hand on Tight.
It's going to be a Hell of a ride
(Morning Consult) - Donald Trump is almost tied with Hillary Clinton as voters’ first choice to be the next president, a new Morning Consult poll found.
According to the national survey, the presumptive Democratic nominee tops Trump, 41 percent to 40 percent, but her lead is within the poll’s margin of error of 2 percentage points. It’s the likely Republican nominee’s best showing in our head-to-head matchup with the former secretary of State since the general-election phase of the campaign began.
Morning Consult polled voters from June 30 through the July Fourth holiday, after a secret meeting between President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch reignited the debate over her use of a private email server while serving in the Obama administration. On Tuesday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey announced he would not recommend criminal charges against her.
In the newest survey, Clinton was down four points from the weekend before, while Trump saw just a one-point boost. Among independents in the two-way matchup, Trump was favored slightly to Clinton, 33 percent to 32 percent, with 35 percent of respondents undecided.