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Presidential polling

Clinton just 2 points ahead of Trump in new national poll

Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump drastically diminished in a new ABC News/Washington Post national poll released Saturday. Clinton is now ahead of Trump by just 2 points among likely voters, 47 percent to 45 percent, and within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. In an average of polls taken over four days released last weekend, Clinton led by 12 points, 50 percent to 38 percent. Notably, the new poll was taken before FBI Director James Comey announced Friday that the bureau would be reopening its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

Clinton has also slipped in Real Clear Politics' four-way polling average, though not to as slim a margin as in the new ABC News/Washington Post poll. On average, she leads by 3.8 points.

The poll was conducted by phone Oct. 24-27 among 1,148 likely voters.