Election HQ Hillary Clinton's National Lead Narrows in Latest Fox News Poll
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has narrowed his deficit against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the latest Fox News Poll.
Clinton now leads Trump within the margin-of-error--by three points, 44 to 41 percent among likely voters.
That figure includes those that back third party candidates, the supporters of which number about 10 percent.
Head-to-head, Clinton leads Trump 49 to 44 percent.
Trump is helped by increased backing among independents and greater strength of support: 68 percent of those backing Trump support him “strongly,” compared to 61 percent for Clinton.
Independents favor Trump over Clinton by 13 points (41-28 percent). He had a 7-point advantage last week, and two weeks ago they were tied at 35 percent each. Third-party candidates play a role here, as Gary Johnson (14 percent) and Jill Stein (7 percent) receive the combined support of more than one-in-five independents.
In the four-way race, Trump leads among whites (+14 points) and men (+5), although his best groups remain white evangelical Christians (+56) and whites without a college degree (+28).
Clinton has commanding leads among blacks (+77 points), unmarried women (+27), voters under 30 (+18), and women (+10). First-time voters are also more likely to back her (+16).
The candidates garner almost equal backing among the party faithful: 83 percent of Democrats back Clinton, while 81 percent of Republicans support Trump.
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