US Election: just one point difference between Clinton and Trump after email probe
As the US Presidential Election took a new turn after Clinton’s email probe, the gap between the rivalries in the race for White House has been reduced drastically, latest polls have revealed.
According to the ABC News/Washington Post poll, Hillary Clinton’s lead over rival Republican nominee Donald Trump has come down to one point. Clinton has the support of 46 percent of likely voters, while Trump has 45% percent in a four-way race.
Libertarian Gary Johnson received the support of 4 percent, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein stood at 2 percent, the poll revealed.
However, a majority of voters said that the FBI announcement to review Clinton’s mails won’t make any changes in their stand. More than six out of ten voters said they are unmoved by the news, while three in ten stated it makes them less likely to support her, The Washington Post reported.
Washington Post/ABC tracking poll on Saturday, before FBI’ announcement, showed a tight race between the Democratic nominee and Trump, revealing Clinton’s 47%-45% edge. Clinton had last week led Trump 50% to 38% in the poll.
Putting pressure on Hillary’s 2016 presidential race, FBI on Friday said the agency is investigating more emails as part of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system when she was Secretary of State. FBI is reportedly looking at whether any of the new emails will have an impact on the previous investigation into Clinton’s emails.
Hillary Clinton earlier called on the FBI to “immediately” explain its review of a new batch of emails. She said it was “imperative” for American voters to have all of the information with just 11 days remaining before the presidential election.
Criticizing FBI’s new decision, Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta said: “It was long on innuendo, short on facts, so we’re calling on Mr Comey to come forward and explain what’s at issue here,” CNN reported.