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Presidential Polls 2016: Trump Closing on Clinton

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Donald Trump looks to be gaining on Hillary Clinton in the latest polls. (Getty)

Donald Trump appears to be getting good news from the latest polls. According to RealClear Politics, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the latest head-to-head polls is down to an average of 1.8 percentage points.

In the latest matchup polls, Clinton is still leading in the majority of the polling data, but her lead is down from what it was after the conventions. It has been a challenging week for the Clinton campaign with Clinton dealing with health challenges at the September 11th event to her recent comments about some of Trump’s supporters being “deplorable”.

“You know, just to be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up,” Clinton said at a recent fundraiser (via New York Magazine).

While Clinton is still favored in November, Trump is seeing a spike in his presidential odds. In FiveThirtyEight’s polls-plus forecast, Trump’s chances are up to 38.2 percentage points. Predict Wise gives Trump a 30 percent chance of a victory against Clinton.

Here’s a look at the latest Trump vs. Clinton polls.


RealClear Politics Average

RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the Trump vs. Clinton matchup polls. The average includes data from nine polls. The CBS News/NY Times poll conducted September 9-13, the Economist/YouGov poll conducted September 10-13, the LA Times/USC Tracking poll conducted September 8-14, the Quinnipiac poll conducted September 8-13, the Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted September 8-12, the NBC News/SM poll conducted September 5-11, the ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted September 5-8, the CNN/ORC poll conducted September 1-4, the IBD/TIPP poll conducted August 26-September 1.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 45.8
Donald Trump 44.0

CBS News/New York Times

The CBS News/New York Times poll was conducted September 9-13. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 46
Donald Trump 44

Economist/YouGov

The Economist/YouGov poll was conducted September 10-13. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 46
Donald Trump 44

LA Times/USC Tracking

The LA Times/USC Tracking poll was conducted September 8-14. It has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Donald Trump 47
Hillary Clinton 41

Quinnipiac

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted September 8-13. It has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 48
Donald Trump 43

Reuters/Ipsos

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted September 8-12. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 40
Donald Trump 39

NBC News/SM

The NBC News/SM poll was conducted September 5-11. It has a margin of error of 1.1 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 48
Donald Trump 44

ABC News/Washington Post

The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted September 5-8. It has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 51
Donald Trump 43

CNN/ORC

The CNN/ORC poll was conducted September 1-4. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Donald Trump 49
Hillary Clinton 48

IBD/TIPP

The IBD/TIPP poll was conducted August 26-September 1. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE%
Hillary Clinton 44
Donald Trump 43


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