A fresh round of national and battleground-state polling out Sunday morning includes some good news for GOP nominee Donald Trump, who appears to be narrowing the gap with Democrat Hillary Clinton nationally.
New national numbers out from ABC/Washington Post put Clinton’s lead nationally at just 1 point—down from a 12-point lead last week. In this week’s tracking survey, Clinton takes 46 percent and Trump takes 45 percent; last week, she led 45 percent to 33 percent.
Still, it’s worth noting that most of this new polling was conducted before Friday’s news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into new information about Clinton’s use of a private email server, a story that has shifted the narrative over the weekend.
A new set of NBC/WSJ/Marist polls out battleground states, also released Sunday, found that Clinton has expanded her lead in North Carolina but is deadlocked with Trump in Florida. In North Carolina, she leads Trump 47 percent to 41 percent, with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 8 percent (Green Party candidate Jill Stein is not on the ballot there). That’s a two-point increase from the NBC/WSJ poll taken earlier this month Her lead in North Carolina stays the same, 50 percent to 44 percent, in a two-way matchup.
In Florida, Clinton leads by just 1 point, down from three earlier this month. She takes 45 percent in the poll, compared with 44 percent for Trump, Johnson at 5 percent and Stein at 2 percent. In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton and Trump are tied at 46 percent apiece.
And a poll from the New York Times/Siena found Trump leading by 4 points in Florida, 46 percent to 42 percent. In the outfit’s previous poll, one month ago, Trump trailed Clinton there by 1 point.
Those polls are in addition to the CBS Battleground Tracker polls out Sunday morning, which found Clinton leading Trump by 8 points in Pennsylvania, 3 points in Colorado and North Carolina, and trailing him by 2 points in Arizona.
The ABC/Washington Post poll surveyed 1,160 likely voters from Oct. 25-28 and has a margin of error or +/- 3 percentage points. The NBC/WSJ/Marist polls surveyed 779 likely voters in Florida and 780 likely voters in North Carolina from Oct. 25-26, and both have a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points. The NYT/Siena poll surveyed 814 likely voters in Florida from Oct. 25-27.