Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled into an effective tie with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll.
The Daily Mail reports:
Trump has managed to erase a substantial deficit as he consolidates support among his party’s likely voters with just two months to go before election day.
The poll showed 40 per cent of likely voters supporting Trump and 39 per cent backing Clinton for the week of August 26 to September 1.
Clinton’s support has dropped steadily in the weekly tracking poll since August 25, eliminating what had been a eight-point lead for her.
Trump’s gains came as Republican support for their party’s candidate jumped by six percentage points over the past two weeks, to about 78 percent.
That is still below the 85 per cent support Republican nominee Mitt Romney enjoyed in the summer of 2012, but the improvement helps explain Trump’s rise in the poll.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll is conducted online in English in all 50 states. The latest poll surveyed 1,804 likely voters over the course of the week; it had a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of three per cent.
Different polls have produced widely different results over the course of the campaign.
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