Election HQ New Poll: Trump Takes 2-Point Lead on Clinton
With just about two months left in the race for the White House, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by two points in a CNN/ORC poll released today.
The new survey, taken Sept. 1-4, shows Trump at 45%, Clinton at 43%, libertarian Gary Johnson at 7% and Jill Stein of the Green Party at 2%. Trump's lead is within the poll's margin of error.
The poll found Trump with a 20-point lead on Clinton among independent voters, 49%-29%.
Trump's steady climb in the polls has come amid continuing questions about Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation.
On Friday, the FBI released a summary of its interview with Clinton as part of the email investigation, showing that Clinton claimed to be unable to remember key details.
Clinton has also faced criticism for failing to hold a formal news conference in more than 270 days, though she did take a few questions from reporters on her plane yesterday.
Fox News contributor Byron York said on America's Newsroom that Clinton "has had a bad few days" and failed to campaign as aggressively as Trump during the past month.
He pointed out that Clinton was "basically out of sight" in August, fundraising with the super-wealthy and spending time at the guest house of Steven Spielberg's Hamptons mansion.
York said last week's major immigration address by Trump, though widely panned by the media and pundits, perhaps was not as poorly received by voters.
Watch the report above.