With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, the race for the White House may go down to the wire.
Most national polls still show Hillary Clinton leading, but the gap between Clinton and Donald Trump has tightened in the last week. The Democratic presidential candidate has a two percentage point lead over Trump, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC tracking poll. The new poll shows Clinton standing at 47 per cent support, compared to Trump’s 45 per cent, among likely voters.
The poll, conducted between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1, surveyed 1,767 likely voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
Election prognosticators still say Clinton enjoys the advantage going into the big day, in large part because the states Barack Obama won in 2012 mostly have stayed Democrat-leaning, giving her a substantial built-in advantage.
However, Trump is predicting a victory in Florida, a forecast he declared while addressing supporters at a Wednesday night rally in Pensacola. The Republican nominee also mimicked his aides, telling him to stay on track during his campaign speech.
“Nice and cool… Right, stay on point, Donald, stay on point…,” Trump jested. “No side tracks, Donald. Nice and easy…”
Trump will spend another day in must-win Florida, where polls give Clinton a narrow lead.
Clinton campaigned in Tempe, Arizona Wednesday, saying the Republican state “is in play for the first time in years.”
Last month, the Arizona Republic endorsed Clinton, making it the first time the paper has endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president.