The latest Washington Post-ABC Poll oversamples Democratic voters at an unprecedented clip, but even so it shows the two candidates in a virtual tie heading into Monday’s make-or-break debate.
Republican nominee Donald Trump received positive news on Sunday morning with the release of a new major poll showing that he had regained momentum that was lost after nearly two weeks of blistering attacks associating the candidate with racist groups, a Clinton campaign charm offensive led by the nation’s top Hollywood celebrities branding the bombastic billionaire a threat to the country, and fear mongering about the real estate tycoon’s alleged Russian ties.
The new poll shows that among likely voters in a four way race, 46% of voters favor Clinton, 44% prefer Trump while third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein saw a collapse in their support levels making up only 6% of the vote share while another 4% of voters remain undecided.
The poll comes with a major caveat which is that it oversamples Democrats at a proportion not yet seen during this election cycle with Republicans making up only 23% of the sample, Independents 36% and Democrats 33%, respectively.
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