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Clinton takes slight lead over Trump, new polls show

Two head-to-head polls released Sunday show a resurgent Hillary Clinton taking a lead in the US presidential race, after a tumultuous month for Donald Trump, who has failed to rally confidence among voters or party leaders.

If the presidential election were held today, 51 percent of poll respondents say they would vote for Clinton, versus 39 percent for Trump, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

It was conducted Monday through Thursday of last week among 836 registered voters and had a margin of error of four percentage points.

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed a slimmer lead for Clinton, 46 percent to Trump’s 41 percent. They were essentially tied, 39 percent for the Democrat Clinton and 38 percent for Republican Trump, when third-party candidates were included, results show.

The poll of 1,000 registered voters was conducted Sunday through Thursday of last week and had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

AFP

This file photo combination shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) on April 4, 2016, and Republican challenger Donald Trump on February 16, 2016. (AFP/dsk)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) on April 4, 2016, and Republican challenger Donald Trump on February 16, 2016. (AFP/dsk)

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