Just a day after a Quinnipiac poll showed the presidential race tightening in several critical swing states, a new poll is showing a tightening national race between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. The poll, conducted by Reuters-Ipsos, shows the New York billionaire and former Secretary of State in a statistical tie in potential November 8th matchup.
According to Reuters-Ipsos:
In the most recent survey, 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, and 40 percent backed Trump, with 19 percent not decided on either yet, according to the online poll of 1,289 people conducted from Friday to Tuesday. The poll had a credibility interval of about 3 percentage points.
The results reflect a big increase in support for Trump since he knocked out U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich last week to become the last Republican in the White House race.
The tightening race represents a surge for Trump, who, according to Reuters-Ipsos, trailed Hillary Clinton by 13-points. The poll is a further indication that Republicans around the nation are beginning to consolidate their support around the presumptive GOP nominee following Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich suspending their presidential campaigns.
Earlier this week, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Trump and Clinton neck-and-neck in three swing states–Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.