US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s national lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump has shrunk to 5 points with the Election Day just two weeks away, a new poll shows. The former secretary of state has the support of 59 percent of likely voters, while the billionaire businessman has 44 percent support, according to the CNN/ORC survey released on Monday.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 3 percent support among likely voters, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein has 2 percent support. Only one day before the release of CNN/ORC survey, Clinton was holding a 12-point lead over Trump nationally in the ABC News 2016 tracking poll.
With all three presidential debates now in the rear view mirror, Trump looks closing in on Clinton despite the fact that he has again denounced the polls which show him trailing behind Clinton as ineffective and “rigged”. Trump accused the Democratic Party of manufacturing fake polls to damage his presidential campaign but said that he’ll win regardless.
“Major story that the Dems are making up phony polls in order to suppress the Trump. We are going to WIN!” the real estate tycoon-turned-politician tweeted on Monday. He also tweeted, “Media in the tank for Clinton but Trump will win!” and “We are winning and the press is refusing to report it.”