US Presidential Elections: Hillary Clinton holding on to lead over Donald Trump in latest voter surveys

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is holding on to a 3-5 per cent lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in the latest voter surveys two days before the November 8 election.

Updated: Nov 07, 2016, 02:00 AM IST
US Presidential Elections: Hillary Clinton holding on to lead over Donald Trump in latest voter surveys

Washington: US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is holding on to a 3-5 per cent lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in the latest voter surveys two days before the November 8 election.

Despite substantially cutting into the lead Clinton enjoyed a little over a week ago, Trump has remained unable -- so far, at any rate -- to breach the 43 per cent threshold in terms of voter support, a situation that reconfirms the fact that the business magnate is not managing to attract undecided voters, EFE news reported.

A Washington Post/ABC News survey conducted on November 1-4 and published on Sunday gives Clinton 48 per cent and Trump 43 per cent in terms of people who say they intend to vote.

Meanwhile, a nationwide survey by Politico and the Morning Consult consulting firm conducted on Friday and Saturday gives Clinton 45 per cent to Trump's 42 per cent.

Another survey published on Sunday and carried out jointly by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows the former Secretary of State leading the real-estate mogul by 44 per cent to 40 per cent.

The average of the main voter surveys prepared by the RealClearPolitics Web site, and including the Libertarian and Green Party candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, respectively, gives Clinton a 44.9 per cent to 42.7 per cent advantage over the billionaire.

Trump has not been able to surpass the 44 per cent mark in any of the recent polls, thus proving unable -- so far -- to expand his voter base.

The national level data, despite the fact that they do not properly reflect the state-by-state weight in the Electoral College, are an indicator of how the country is trending and show that undecided voters have generally not been moving onto Trump's side of the ledger.