Poll: Trump Closing in on Clinton

Mark Hensch, The Hill, August 19, 2015

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is narrowing Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over him among potential voters next year, a new poll found.

Trump is now within 6 points of the former secretary of State, according to a CNN/ORC sampling released Wednesday morning.

The survey found Clinton currently tops the outspoken billionaire, 51 percent to 45 percent, among registered voters for the 2016 general election.

Trump trailed the former first lady by 16 points last month.

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Almost 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents now support the New York business mogul, up from 67 percent in July.

Men now back Trump 53 percent, versus 46 percent a month earlier.

The poll also found that 55 percent of white voters are now picking the reality television star, up from 50 percent last month.

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