Clinton, Donald Trump contest getting closer: New tracking poll

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. | Mark Ralston/Pool via AP

WASHINGTON – Days before the election, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds signs of Hillary Clinton weakness. Clinton and Donald Trump are criss-crossing battleground states on Saturday and Sunday to turn out their votes.

Survey highlights, from the Washington Post story:

*”Likely voters currently break 47 percent for Clinton and 43 percent for Trump in interviews conducted Monday through Thursday, a lead that is within the range of sampling error and similar to Clinton’s 47-44 margin in the previous four-day wave but the largest numerical gap between candidates in the past week of daily tracking. Libertarian Gary Johnson’s support has ticked up from 3 percent to 4 percent in the latest wave, while Jill Stein stands at 2 percent, the same throughout the past week. Clinton continues to show weaknesses in the closing days.”

*Clinton “trails Trump by five points on the question of which candidate is more honest and trustworthy, and she no longer holds a significant lead among those who have already voted nationwide. And among those who have not voted yet, Trump supporters are more likely to say they are following the contest “very closely,” suggesting they may turn out at higher rates.”

METHODOLGY: “This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted on cellular and landline phones Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2016, among a random national sample of 1,419 likely voters and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.”

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