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Clinton’s lead over Trump reduced to 2%, but ahead by 6 points: Fox News poll

us-presidential-election Updated: Sep 01, 2016 13:19 IST
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Volunteers wear masks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during a march in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 2016. (Reuters file photo)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by just 2%, a latest national poll said on Thursday.

Releasing its latest national poll, Fox News said Clinton now garners 41% to Trump’s 39%, while Libertarian Gary Johnson receives 9%, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 4%.

But in a two-way contest Clinton leads by six points.

“The race for the White House has narrowed,” Fox news said, adding that its latest poll finds that Trump is gaining ground in the head-to-head matchup, despite improvements from Clinton on top issues.

“Trump has an opportunity to attract more support by moving off his hardline position on immigration. Nearly half of Johnson and Stein supporters say they’d be more likely to vote for him if he did,” said Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News Poll along with Republican pollster Daron Shaw.

“Some of Trump’s supporters will be frustrated if he eases his promise of mass deportations, but they won’t find a more aggressive anti-immigration candidate elsewhere, so they’ll likely stick with him,” Anderson said.

As per RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major polls, Clinton is now leading Trump by 4.6 points.

Two days ago it was 6.1 points and about a month ago, Clinton was leading on an average by nearly 10 percentage points.