2016 U.S. Presidential Election Polls, Latest News Updates: Charts Have Reversed, Donald Trump Now Leading

By Gerone Trish, Parent Herald November 03, 05:58 pm
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Republican candidate for President Donald J Trump speaks to supporters at a rally at Ambridge Area Senior High School on October 10, 2016 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
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As the November 8 U.S. presidential election draws near, more and more scandals and campaign propagandas are surfacing. Presidential election polls have been erratic as drastic events continue to come out, where one leading presidential candidate seems to be getting an advantage of the negative publicities.

The updated election polls have been taking center stage as all eyes are now hooked into monitoring who is taking the lead in landing the most powerful seat in the United States. It has been a crucial race as U.S. presidential election polls vary in their results, although majority now depicts a reversal on the trend as Donald Trump has taken a slight lead against Hillary Clinton, who has been dominating the previous polls.

Clinton has been gaining favorable results from the presidential election polls until the investigation on her usage of a private server to keep, send and receive emails related to the government has been reopened by the FBI. The charts are now showing a neck-to-neck result as things begin to go the opposite direction after the said scandal.

Apparently, the scandal resulted to the shifting of trust and gave Trump the opportunity to gain votes. From a huge gap, the presidential election polls are now displaying an exceedingly close fight between the two leading candidates. Each point advantage will now create a significant impact.

The latest ABC News/The Washington Post presidential election poll chart, Trump has begun taking a lead over Clinton with a mere 1 point lead, the former earned 46 percent while the latter dropped to 45 percent, from a high of 50 percent. The report further detailed that the numbers were already rounded off to a decimal place just for the purpose of illustration but technically, the gap was only a thin 0.7 percent.

According to the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" presidential election poll results, dated Nov. 3, there is a 5 percent gap between the two leading candidates. Donald Trump, gaining 47.5 percent, is on a tight lead over Hillary Clinton with 42.5 percent.

(Photo : L.A. Times) presidential election poll results as of Nov. 3, 2016

Meanwhile, the presidential election polls from Real Clear Politics reports that Clinton has edged a little at 47 percent over Trump's 45.3 percent. However, the report reflects an October chart and there is no available Nov chart yet.

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