Clinton Holds On To 3 Point Lead Over Trump In Final Bloomberg Poll

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Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump among likely voters stood at three points in the final national Bloomberg Politics poll released Monday. The former secretary of state earned 44 percent to the real estate mogul’s 41 percent.

While this marks a significant drop from the nine-point advantage Clinton held in the previous Bloomberg poll from mid-October, the Democratic nominee’s support among women, young people, non-whites and the college-educated have helped her hold onto a lead.

The latest survey was conducted before FBI Director James Comey confirmed that Clinton would face no charges for her use of a private email survey as secretary of state.

In the four-way poll, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson took 4 percent of support and the Green Party’s Jill Stein took 2 percent.

Voters appear gloomy about what comes after Election Day regardless of who wins, according to pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey.

“Looking forward, they see scandals aplenty and sizable segments of each side vow to keep fighting even after all the votes are counted,” she said.

This small but consistent lead for Clinton reflects the results of a spate of pre-Election Day polls. The former secretary of state leads Trump 45.9 to 42 percent according to TPM’s PollTracker Average.

The Bloomberg poll was conducted by telephone among 799 likely voters between Nov. 4-6. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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