Clinton Leads Trump By Just 2 Points In New CBS/NYT National Poll

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September 15, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by two points, 46-44, in a head-to-head matchup among likely voters in a new national CBS/New York Times Poll released Thursday morning.

When third party candidates are added to the question, Clinton and Trump are tied 42-42 among likely voters, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 8 points and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 points.

This is the first time this election cycle that the CBS/NYT has surveyed likely voters nationwide.

Among registered voters, Clinton has a wider lead over Trump, 46-41. When third party candidates are added to the question Clinton leads Trump 41-39 among registered voters, with Johnson at 11 and Stein at 5.

TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton leading Trump nationally, 45.9 to 42.5.

SSRS conducted the poll for CBS and the New York Times via phone Sept. 9-13. SSRS surveyed 1,433 registered voters with a margin of error plus or minus 3 percentage points. SSRS surveyed 916 likely voters with a margin of error plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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