Clinton ahead of Donald Trump in new CNN poll

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is shown with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. Their final debate is Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. | AFP photo

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton has a five point lead over Donald Trump, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Survey highlights, from CNN.com:

*Clinton tops Trump 49% to 44%, with just 3% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

*Clinton now stands at 53% among voters under age 45, compared with 47% in the previous CNN/ORC poll.*Trump has gained a bit among white voters, edging up to 54% in the new poll from 49% support in the last poll.*The gender gap remains large, with Clinton holding a wide 12-point lead among women, topping Trump 53% to 41%49%Clinton

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44%Trump

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3%Johnson

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2%SteinABOUT THE POLL: CNN/ORC poll, October 20-23, 2016, sampling error: +/- 3.5 percentage points, sample: 779 likely voters

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