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Hillary Clinton’s once huge lead over Donald Trump is shrinking in the Democratic stronghold of New York, according to the latest poll.
The poll, conducted by the McLaughlin and Associates shows Clinton leading Trump 49 to 38 percent in a four way race. Just two weeks ago, a Siena poll found Clinton having a commanding 24 point lead over Trump, 54 percent to 30 percent in a four way race.
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The McLaughlin poll mirrored the recent Siena poll in terms of sampling and compared the finding in terms of support and favorability. In the press release, McLaughlin stated the news of the renewed email investigation show Clinton’s support “in her adopted home state” is weakening.
Some 600 likely New York voters were surveyed by landline and cellphone. The poll was conducted on October 27-29, a day before and after news broke the FBI announced it is reopening the investigation into Clinton private email server.
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According to the poll, 49 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Clinton, a three percent increase from the Siena poll that shows her at 46 percent unfavorability. As for favorable view, Trump ratings have improved, receiving a 36 percent favorable in the McLaughlin survey, a 10 point increase since the Siena poll that had Trump with a 26 percent favorable rating.
One third of those surveyed identified themselves as Republicans, while 48 percent stated they are Democrats and 20 percent are registered Independent.
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