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Clinton Widens Lead In Latest ABC Poll

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton regained her lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to a Thursday release of the ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll.

Although the poll is still within the margin of error, Clinton polled at 47 percent, up from 45 percent in Tuesday’s poll. Trump fell from 46 percent to 45 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earned 10 percent of the vote, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein takes 3 percent.

Thirty-seven percent of those polled were Democrats and 30 percent were Republicans. Additionally, 48 percent of respondents reported they leaned Democratic, compared to 42 percent who reported they leaned Republican.

Twenty-seven percent of Latino voters support Trump, according to the poll, as well as 6 percent of black voters. Trump also has large leads with men and those without a college degree. Clinton led with younger voters, women, and voters with a college degree.

Overall, Clinton supporters were less enthusiastic about their candidate. Only 46 percent of Clinton supporters reported feeling enthusiastic about their pick. Fifty-three percent of Trump supporters reported they felt enthusiastic about their candidate.

Clinton carries a 1.7 percent lead in the national Real Clear polling average, earning 47 percent compared to Trump’s 45.3 percent.

The ABC News poll included 1,167 likely voters, and ran from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1. The poll carried a margin of error of 3 percent in either direction.

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