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Trump overtakes Clinton in Washington Post, ABC poll

The survey, conducted by telephone on October 27-30 among 1,128 likely voters, also found that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has three per cent support, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein has two per cent

A joint poll conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post shows United States presidential nominee Donald Trump leading his opponent Hillary Clinton 46%-45% among voters, ABC News reported on Tuesday.

According to The Washington Post and ABC News tracking poll, Trump has the support of 46 per cent of voters compared with 45 per cent for Clinton. The survey, conducted by telephone on October 27-30 among 1,128 likely voters, also found that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has three per cent support, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein has two per cent.

In a similar survey last week, Clinton was leading Trump by 46 per cent to 45 per cent, and a little more than a week ago, the former first lady was enjoying a 12-point lead (50 per cent to 38 per cent) over the controversial billionaire.

On his Twitter account, Trump hailed the latest poll, saying: “Wow, now leading in @ABC /@washingtonpost Poll 46 to 45. Gone up 12 points in two weeks, mostly before the Crooked Hillary blow-up!”

The new figures come after the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said it would begin a fresh probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server. That announcement came after officials discovered a tranche of new emails on a computer seized during an investigation into sexually explicit text messages sent by former congressman Anthony Weiner.

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