CBS/NYT Poll: Clinton Heads Into Election Day Four Points Ahead Nationally

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Hillary Clinton holds four points over Donald Trump nationally in the final moments before the election, according to the last CBS News/New York Times national poll of the 2016 election.

Clinton leads the head-to-head match among likely and leaning voters nationally, 47-43.

Her lead remains at four points when including third-party candidates in the poll, 45-41, with Libertarian Gary Johnson trailing at 5 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent.

Her lead has not changed dramatically since CBS/NYT polled the race last week, conducted in the wake of the FBI Director James Comey’s late October announcement to investigate more emails from Clinton’s private server. In that poll, the former Secretary of State led by three points, 45-42.

The CBS/NYT poll was conducted via live telephone interview from Nov. 2-6 among 1,426 likely voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the general election shows Clinton leading Trump, 46.2 to 42.2.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Danielle Keeton-Olsen is a polling intern based in New York City. A Chicago native, she recently graduated from Ohio University, where she honed her skills in data journalism, politics and small-town journalism.
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