The Republican presidential candidate has erased a substantial deficit as he consolidated support among his party’s likely voters in recent weeks, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released Friday.
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.
Mrs Clinton’s support has dropped steadily in the weekly tracking poll since August 25, eliminating what had been a eight-point lead for her.
Mr. Trump’s gains came as Republican support for their party’s candidate jumped by six per cent over the past two weeks, to about 78 per cent.
That is still below the 85 per cent support Republican nominee Mitt Romney enjoyed in the summer of 2012, but the improvement helps explain Mr Trump’s rise in the poll. READ MORE OF THIS STORY
SOURCES: NewsNow/The Express Online