Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican Donald Trump has dropped big time to five percentage points, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll reveals, in the 2016 groundbreaking presidential election .
It is now 5.6% to 40.4%. That’s closer than two months ago, when Hillary led in the USA TODAY survey by double digits compared to Trump, 50%-39%. Since the poll last spring, both candidates have consolidated their claims to their parties’ nominations but neither has seen a significant bump in his or her standing. Indeed, Clinton’s support has dropped, and it is likely due to the FBI investigation and her stance on the Brexit.
The poll of 1,000 likely voters, taken by landline and cell phones from June 26 to 29, has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. However, when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are added to the list of options, Clinton’s lead over Trump drops to four points, 39%-35%. Johnson is backed by 8%, Stein by 3%.