Trump Up By Three In New National Poll

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

A new national poll from UPI shows Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton by about three points as the Republican nominee continues to build momentum.

Trump is ahead with 48.7 percent, and Clinton follows with 45.8 percent. The poll does not include Libertarian Gary Johnson or the Green Party’s Jill Stein. Five percent of poll respondents, however, said they supported “others.”

The UPI poll is a daily online tracking survey that polls nearly 200 people every day. This poll was conducted online, where Trump tends to perform better as some voters are hesitant to say they support him. It was conducted between Sept. 5 and Sept. 11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

The Republican nominee is still down overall nationally. The most recent RealClearPolitics polling average puts Clinton ahead by 2.2 percent, she was ahead on the RCP average by about five points two weeks.

Recent battleground state polling also shows the race getting tighter, with Trump ahead in Florida and Nevada. Clinton, however, is still performing strongly in Ohio and Pennsylvania. North Carolina and New Hampshire are essentially toss-ups at the moment.