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Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump with voters nationwide is eroding after Sunday’s mass shooting, according to a new poll.
Clinton’s edge over Trump has dropped 3.6 points since the massacre in Orlando, according to the Reuters survey out Friday.
Friday’s results found that 10.7 points separate Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, from Trump, her GOP counterpart.
Reuters said Clinton boasted a 14.3-point gap last Sunday, the day of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Pollsters found 45.5 percent of voters now support Clinton, while 34.8 percent back Trump and 19.7 percent pick neither.
Clinton last Sunday registered 46.6 percent before the bloodshed at Pulse nightclub, versus Trump’s 32.3 percent.
Reuters also reported rising enthusiasm for Trump’s temporary ban on Muslim emigration into the U.S. since June started.
Forty-five percent back that measure after last weekend’s attack, versus 41.9 percent who supported it at the start of the month.
Reuters added that 70 percent of Americans now crave at least moderate gun control regulations, up from 60 percent in similar surveys between 2013 and 2014.
Reuters conducted its latest sampling of 1,133 likely voters via online interviews from June 13-17. It has a 3.4-percentage-point margin of error.
Clinton leads Trump by nearly 6 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.
Forty-nine people were killed and 53 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire last Sunday at a gay nightspot.
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