Polls show tight Clinton, Trump race in US elections

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Nov 04, 2016 (LBO) – With Americans set to vote on 8 November to choose their next president, the polls have narrowed to place Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump on par, a poll of polls shows.

The BBC poll of polls shows both with a 45 percent rating. The poll looks at the five most recent national polls and takes the median value, the value between the two figures that are higher and two figures that are lower.

The polls had begun to tighten in some key battleground states before FBI chief James Comey announced a new inquiry into her email use.

In the ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, Mrs Clinton was ahead of Donald Trump by 12 points on 23 October, but that lead had narrowed to one point a week later.

Enthusiasm for Mrs Clinton had slipped slightly in that poll, with the number of her supporters who said they were very enthusiastic about her down from 51% to 47%.

Mr Trump’s ability to continuously poll around 40% nationally while rarely going above 45% has led many analysts to describe his support as having a high floor but a low ceiling, the BBC reported. Mr Trump got more primary votes than any Republican in history but the polls show he has struggled to attract voters from outside his large and loyal base.