Democrat Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Candidate Donald Trump now head towards North Carolina on Thursday in the last mad rush campaign to acquire support in the swing state as two polls showed Clinton maintaining a narrow lead nationally just days ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.
Latest surveys by the New York Times/CBS and the Washington Post/ABC have shown Clinton with a slighter edge over Trump since the re-emergence last week of a controversy over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
According to the Times, Clinton with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, had 45 per cent support compared to 42 per cent for Trump.
“About six in 10 voters over all said that the 11th-hour disclosures about each candidate would make no real difference in their vote,” the Times said.
Clinton is now leading by 3 percentage points among 1,333 registered voters in the Times/CBS poll taken Oct. 28-Nov. 1. But Clinton popularity was hit by the fresh FBI investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that it was examining a new set of emails that might be related to her email practices.
Also, with the surveys going on all over the United States, Gender played a vital role in defining Clinton’s edge over trump as a maximum number of women are supporting Clinton over Trump because of his misogynist attitude and statements.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday found Clinton leading Trump by 6 percentage points.
An average of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics website showed Clinton ahead by 1.7 percentage points on Thursday,
On Thursday, Clinton campaign speaker has confirmed about two major events on Thursday happening in North Carolina, where early voting has already started in the race for the southern state’s 15 electoral votes.
Trump also has three events scheduled in the state after urging supporters at a rally in Miami on Wednesday to turn out and vote for him.