Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Clinton holds one digit lead over Trump in US election polls

Narada Desk | November 6, 2016 3:38 pm Print
Clinton’s lead appears to have stabilised in the low single digits after the FBI announcement to review her emails
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton

With two days to go until US Election Day, Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly holds a one digit lead over rival Donald Trump in a tight race for the White house.

According to the latest polls, Clinton’s lead appears to have stabilised in the low single digits after the FBI announcement to review her emails.

Americans are set to elect the new president on November 8, while many have already chosen their candidate as voting by mail and early in-person voting are underway in many states in the country.

The latest Washington Post-ABC Tracking Poll, which released early on Sunday, said Clinton holds a five-point lead over Republican nominee. The poll finds Clinton with a 48 percent to 43 percent lead in overall vote preferences as she benefited from more united support from non-white voters.

According to the poll, 55 percent of Clinton supporters saying the main reason they are backing her is because they support her, compared with 43 percent of Trump voters, who said they support Trump mainly because they oppose Clinton, The Washington Post reported.

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that the wealthy people from Qatar and Saudi Arabia who donated money to Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation also provided financial support to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Talking to documentary maker John Pilger, Assange said: “There’s an early 2014 email from Hillary Clinton, not so long after she was Secretary of State, to her campaign manager John Podesta. That email states that ISIS, ISIL is funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. I think this is the most significant email in the whole collection.”

He also accused that the US’ biggest ever arms deal with Saudi Arabia was made during Clinton’s tenure as the Secretary of State.

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