National Poll Shows Clinton Up Four Points Over Trump

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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton holds a four-point lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to the final national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of the 2016 presidential race.

While Clinton gets 44 percent support from likely voters, Trump gets 40 percent and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson holds six percent. The Green Party’s Jill Stein nets two percent, according to the Sunday poll.

Without Johnson and Stein, Clinton’s lead widens to five points, reports NBC News.

Clinton’s current lead is down from the 11-point lead she held in mid-October following the release of a controversial video of Trump in 2005. In the video, Trump said that you can “do anything to women” as long as you are a star like him.

Conducted in the first week of November, the latest poll comes after FBI Director James Comey alerted Congress of the newest batch of emails discovered on former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer.

The poll also indicates that Clinton has an edge with women, blacks, Latinos, and young people, while Trump leads among men, seniors, and whites.

Within the bloc of white people, those without college degrees are breaking for Trump by a 2-to-1 margin, 60 percent to 30 percent. Those with college degrees support Clinton 51 percent to 41 percent.

Only around half of the likely voters were comfortable with either candidate as president. Fifty-two percent of likely voters said they would be comfortable and prepared to support Clinton as president if she wins on Tuesday night, compared to 43 percent for Trump.

The poll surveyed 1,282 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

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