Yet another national poll shows presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a head-to-head fight against likely Democratic foe, Hillary Clinton.
A new Fox News survey of registered voters gives the New York real estate mogul a 3 percentage point lead, 45-42 percent, over the former secretary of State. The result, however, puts Clinton within the poll’s 3-point margin of error, a metric political professionals use to gauge the true competitiveness of any race.
The poll, conducted by a private firm, surveyed 1,021 randomly chosen registered voters between May 14-17.
Taken together, the polls suggest Trump will begin the general election campaign very competitive against Clinton.
The two survey findings are in line with an average of trusted polls compiled by RealClearPolitics , which puts Clinton ahead nationwide by 3.3 percentage points.
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Of the six polls RCP looked at, a Rasmussen survey gave Trump his widest lead at 5 percentage points. Clinton’s biggest advantage was 13 points in a CNN/ORC poll .