ABC News reports:
Hillary Clinton’s wide lead over Donald Trump in the race for the White House has been cut in half, according to a new national Monmouth University poll released today.
The Democratic nominee held a wide 50 percent to 37 percent lead in the wake of her party’s convention in a Monmouth poll in early August, but now that lead appears to have tightened to 7 percentage points — 46 percent to 39 percent among likely voters.
But Trump still faces a statistically significant deficit with just 70 days remaining until Election Day. The race was tighter — 45 percent to 43 percent — in July.
More from The Hill:
“The margin has narrowed since her post-convention bounce, but Clinton is holding onto an underlying advantage over Trump among key voting blocs,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
In the latest Monmouth poll, 7 percent of likely voters support the Libertarian Party’s nominee, Gary Johnson, while only 2 percent back Jill Stein of the Green Party. Those numbers signal that neither third-party candidate is likely to make the 15 percent threshold required to be allowed onto the debate stage with Trump and Clinton.