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Hillary Clinton holds small lead over Donald Trump in new poll

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump | AP file photos

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has  a 3-point race in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll results released on Friday.

Highlights from the ABC news story about the poll: 

• “The poll finds a 47-44 percent race between Clinton and Trump in a four-day average among likely voters.”

• Noteworthy: The poll has “Clinton’s best showing since July among nonwhites, a cornerstone of the Democratic coalition. She leads Trump by 76-17 percent in this group, while he leads by 53-38 percent among whites. That includes 90-5 percent for Clinton among blacks, 68-27 percent among Hispanics and 55-31 percent among other nonwhites, all near her best.”

• More noteworthy: “Among all likely voters, the biggest difference comes in trust to handle corruption in government: A 9-point advantage for Trump, 48-39 percent. That echoes a result earlier this week in which Trump opened up his first lead over Clinton in honesty and trustworthiness, 8 points, following word of the renewed investigation of emails linked to her private server.”

METHODOLOGY: “This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2016, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,151 likely voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 37-30-29 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents. Q6 and Q7 were asked Nov. 1-2, among 623 likely voters; those results have 4.5-point error margins.”