Poll: Clinton’s National Lead Over Trump Narrows To 5 Points

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Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump nationally has decreased to just five points, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll released Monday.

The poll found Clinton leading at 45.6 percent to Trump’s 40.4 percent among likely voters nationwide, according to USA Today. This is a significantly closer margin than the previous USA Today survey two months ago which had Clinton at 50 percent and Trump at 39 percent. It’s also closer than several other national polls released recently including an NBC poll released in June that had Clinton ahead eight points.

The USA Today poll also gave some insight into an election that has disillusioned many voters.

Fifty-three percent of voters in the poll have an unfavorable opinion of Clinton while 60 percent have an unfavorable view of Trump. Nearly one in five respondents have a negative view of both candidates.

According to the poll, 61 percent felt “alarmed” about the election, and 23 percent are “excited” by it, but only 9 percent say they are “bored.”

But, for unhappy voters, they are loyal. More than nine of 10 Clinton supporters and Trump supporters said there is not a chance they would switch to the another candidate, according to the poll.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters, taken by landline and cell phone from June 26 to 29, has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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