Clinton holds thin lead in polls ahead of Trump in final days of the election
With Election Day days away, and both candidates gearing up to deliver their final pitch to the American people, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will enter the last week of the election with a slight lead over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, October continues to leave its mark on the Clinton campaign.
According to Real Clear Politics' national polling average, Clinton currently holds a razor thin 1.8 percentage advantage at 46.6 percent to Trump's 44.8 percent—a lead well within the statistical margin of error.
Clinton's lead, which for October peaked at 7.1 percentage points, has experienced a steady decline over recent weeks—perhaps in part do to FBI Director James Comey's announcement that new emails related to Clinton's private email server were under review. Comey said in a letter on Sunday to Congress that the review had not yielded any reason for charges, as was also the case in the initial investigation.
Clinton will hope some of Obama's election mojo rubs off on Monday night when she holds what some are calling 'The Avengers' rally before the country heads to the polls on Tuesday. Trump has a late-night event planned in Michigan on Monday—a state that hasn't gone red in a general election in nearly thirty years.
BY: WILLIAM STEAKIN