New poll shows Trump and Hillary in close race

A new poll put out by the Pew Research Center this morning shows Trump and Clinton just five points apart in the US presidential race.

Nitsan Keidar,

Donald Trump speaking on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention
Donald Trump speaking on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention
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A new poll put out by the Pew Research Center this morning shows Trump and Clinton neck and neck in the race to determine the next US president.

According to the poll, Clinton leads among respondents at 41%, with Trump trailing close behind at 37%.

The poll also shows that neither candidate is wildly popular among respondents. According to the poll, 53% of Trump supporters say their vote is more against Clinton than for Trump, while 46% of Clinton supporters say their vote is more against Trump than for Clinton.

One interesting finding of the poll is the larger gap between respective supporters' attitudes about the state of the US in recent history. According to the poll, 81% of Trump supporters believe that the situation in the US has deteriorated over the past 50 years, while 59% of Clinton supporters think that the situation in the US has, in fact, improved over the last 50 years.

Overall, then, it would appear, according to the poll, that the fate of the US election is not yet sealed.




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