Trump might be gaining on Clinton as she faces more email scrutiny

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A new poll suggests the gap between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is narrowing.

Last week an ABC News/Washington Post poll showed the Democratic nominee had a 12-point advantage on her Republican counterpart. Now, that same poll shows only a 2-point gap.

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The latest numbers have Clinton leading at 47 percent of the vote and Trump slightly behind at 45 percent. And a 7-point jump for Trump could have something to do with the FBI's latest announcement regarding the Clinton email scandal.

On Friday, FBI Director James Comey said the agency is investigating some newly discovered emails related to the Clinton campaign.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a news conference at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The FBI dropped what amounts to a political bomb on the Clinton campaign on Friday when it announced it was investigating whether new emails involving the Democratic presidential nominee contain classified information.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, accompanied by campaign manager Robby Mook, second from right, and traveling press secretary Nick Merrill, second from left, departs after speaking at a news conference at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Clinton is calling on the FBI to release more information about its review of emails that may be related to its investigation into her private server.

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DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 28: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters following a campaign rally at Roosevelt High School on October 28, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. With less than two weeks to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Iowa.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, accompanied by traveling press secretary Nick Merrill, left, arrives to speak at a news conference at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The FBI dropped what amounts to a political bomb on the Clinton campaign on Friday when it announced it was investigating whether new emails involving the Democratic presidential nominee contain classified information.

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds an unscheduled news conference to talk about FBI inquiries into her emails after a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016.

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leaves after an unscheduled news conference on FBI inquiries about her emails after a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016.

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US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during a press conference about the FBI's reopening of a probe into her use of a private email server while secretary of State, in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 28, 2016. The FBI dealt Hillary Clinton's seemingly unstoppable White House campaign a stunning blow Friday by reopening a probe into her use of a private email server while secretary of state. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, accompanied by traveling press secretary Nick Merrill, center, departs after speaking at a news conference at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Clinton is calling on the FBI to release more information about its review of emails that may be related to its investigation into her private server.

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The FBI reportedly recovered the emails from a device used by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner during an investigation into his alleged sexting with an underage girl.

But a key point here is the FBI doesn't know if the emails are relevant to the prior investigation of Clinton's private email server. Comey even said the FBI "cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant."

The Clinton campaign is calling for transparency from the law enforcement body as it looks into the emails.

This is just the latest scandal that's come as election polls flip-flop. Trump's favorability went down in early October after the release of the "Access Hollywood" footage showed him joking about groping women.

ABC News also says the polls don't necessarily indicate a switch in candidate preference, but a switch in who is voting. The poll shows 81 percent of Republicans are now likely voters, as opposed to 75 percent a week ago.

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