Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by five percentage points in a "much tighter" race to the White House, according to the latest poll.
Hillary is favoured by 49 percent of likely voters as against Trump's 44 percent, as per the results of the latest poll released by CNN/ORC.
CNN described this as a "much tighter" race to the White House.
Libertarian's Gary Johnson and Green Party's Jill Stein are backed by three and two percent respectively.
As per RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major national polls, Trump, 70, is now trailing 68-year-old Hillary by 5.5 percentage points, the poll said yesterday.
Hillary now stands at 53 percent among voters under age 45, compared with 47 percent in the previous CNN/ORC poll.
The only age group where Hillary currently trails Trump is among 50-64, who back Trump by four points in this poll, the news channel said.
Hillary has a wide 12-point lead among women, while Trump edges Hillary by a narrow three points among men.