2016 Presidential Race Headline News

Newest Poll: Johnson Back Up to 5%, Clinton Leads Trump by 2 Points

by Micah J. Fleck

Newest polls coming out of Fox News show that Democratic candidate for U.S. president Clinton has one again gained a narrow lead over Republican rival Donald Trump – albeit a narrow one of only 2 points.

According to Fox News:

In the four way race, Clinton tops Trump by a 45-43 percent margin.  She was up by three points a week ago (44-41 percent) and by six in mid-October (45-39 percent).  Gary Johnson gets 5 percent and Jill Stein two percent.  Only four percent are undecided.

Without third-party candidates in the mix, Clinton is ahead by just one point: 46-45 percent.  She was up five points in the two-way last week (49-44 percent, October 22-25).

This is good news for Gary Johnson supporters, whose candidate of choice had previously been shown dropping in the polls down to as low as 3%. It is also worth noting that all of these potential voter polls intentionally under-represent millennial demographics so as to provide a result more accurate of traditional voter turnout (historically speaking, millennials simply don’t vote), so if Johnson’s most supportive demographic actually goes against the grain and votes this time, his numbers may in fact end up higher than what even these newest polls are predicting.

The full poll results can be seen HERE.

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