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Polls show Trump and Clinton neck-and-neck as sprint to November election starts


The November 8 national election is around the corner, just 62 days away, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a dead heat in recent polls.

Here are the latest poll results from the past few days:

CNN/ORC poll: Trump leading Clinton 45% to 43%

FPU/Herald: Clinton leading Trump 44% to 41%

NBC/SurveyMonkey: Clinton ahead 48% to Trump's 42%

Leads changing hands

In early August, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) propelled Clinton ahead in the polls after a strong anti-Trump speech.Since then, Clinton's lead has mostly disappeared. Trump himself has had a rough month with his usual round of controversial statements, another campaign staff overhaul and many high-profile Republicans coming out in support of Clinton.

Hillary shrugged it off

"I really pay no attention to polls. When they are good for me -- and there have been a lot of them that have been good for me recently -- I don't pay attention," Clinton told reporters Tuesday. "When they are not so good, I don't pay attention. We are on a course that we are sticking with."Trump: It's about jobs, immigration

"I think we've had a really good month. It's been very strong with the stopping of illegal immigration, it's been very very important. People in the country have to see that," he told Circa Tuesday.  "I think the biggest thing of is jobs. We're going to bring jobs back to our country. These countries are stealing our jobs whether it's Mexico or China."

Polls show Trump and Clinton neck-and-neck as sprint to November election starts

538 Polling Average in Ohio

Trump has the edge with (CNN/ORC Poll)

  • Independents (49% Trump vs 29% for Clinton)
  • Men (54% to 32%)
  • Older voters (54% to 39% among those 45 or older)
  • Whites (55% to 34%)

Clinton has the edge with (CNN/ORC Poll)

  • Women (53% Clinton to Trump's 38%)
  • Younger voter (54% to 29% among those under 45)
  • Non-whites (71% to 18%)
  • College graduates (56% to 29%)

Bottom Line

CNN/ORC's poll showed that regardless of who voters actually supported themselves, 59% felt that Clinton would the one to actually get 270 electoral votes and win the presidency, to only 34% who thought Trump had a better chance at winning.

But both candidates continue to have high unfavorable numbers, with majorities saying they have more of an unfavorable view rather than favorable view of each candidate in the latest poll. 

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