Monday, 31 October 2016

Hillary facing disaster as her lead against Donald Trump reduces to just 1point from 12

 Hillary Clinton has been enjoying  enjoying a 12 point advantage over Donald Trump in the ABC
New/Washington Post tracking poll since last Sunday and after the access Hollywood leaked tape.

Unfortunately for her Anthony Weiner's bizzare attitude has helped the Republicans comfortably back to the race seven days later. The  lead has shrunk to just one point.  

Additionally, about one-third of likely voters told pollsters they're now less likely to support the former secretary of state because of James Comey's announcement that the FBI was again looking into the Democrat's emails. 

Even before this news, the battleground state of Florida was looking very much in play, with a new New York Times - Siena College poll showing Trump four points ahead and the Real Clear Politics polling average stating that Clinton and Trump are tied in the Sunshine State. 

Other battleground state polls contains better news for the Democrat, who had a fairly smooth week on the campaign trail, until Friday's news put her campaign in disarray. 
The ABC News/Washington Post poll reflects voters' views on the most recent email controversy, which stems from a separate investigation of Anthony Weiner, who reported had been sexting with a 15-year-old girl. 

Comey wrote a letter to lawmakers on Friday informing them that emails relevant to the probe of Clinton's private email server had been found. 
Today CNN reported that the Justice Department and the FBI are in talks with lawyers for Weiner's estranged wife, Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide, seeking permission to go through emails relevant to the Clinton investigation, found on the disgraced ex-congressman's computer. 

On Sunday evening, NBC reported that the FBI now has a warrant to read the thousands of emails. 
Sixty-three percent of likely voters said this latest development will make no difference in how they vote. 

Those who said the email reveal made it less likely for them to vote Clinton are overwhelmingly Trump supporters, pollsters noted. 

Daily mail gathered that the new polling also shows that there's a chance third-party hopefuls Gary Johnson, the Libertarian, the Jill Stein, from the Green Party, could indeed have a 'spoiler' effect, with Clinton leading Trump by one point – 46 percent to 45 percent – in a four-way race, with Johnson receiving 4 percent and Stein garnering 2 percent.

However, when it comes down to just Clinton and Trump, she has a 3 point lead over the Republican nominee, the ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll found.   

Looking at individual battleground states, the New York Times - Siena College poll shows Trump 4 points ahead in Florida, while NBC's Sunshine State poll  has Clinton 1 point ahead, 45 percent to Trump's 44 percent. 

In a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Florida poll taken earlier this month, Clinton had been ahead by 3 points in a four-person race.  


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