Businessman Donald Trump has surged to within one point of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll.
The survey, released Sunday, found that in a four-way race, Clinton leads Trump by just a single point, 46 percent to 45 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party receiving four and two percent of support, respectively.
In a head-to-head race, Clinton had a slightly larger lead, the poll found — three points, 49 percent to 46 percent.
Trump has made significant inroads on Clinton’s lead in the last week. Last weekend, Clinton had a 12 point lead over Trump in the same poll, 50 percent to 38 percent. In the run-up to Election Day, now just nine days away, it appears momentum is on Trump’s side.
However, because the poll was conducted between Oct. 25-28, it was able to sample voter sentiment over FBI Director James Comey announcing Friday that the bureau was re-opening their criminal probe against Clinton after potential new evidence was discovered during the course of a separate investigation against former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Clinton said Friday that the news won’t make a difference in the minds of most voters, and according to the poll, she may be correct. Of those sampled, 63 percent said the news didn’t make any difference to them. On the other hand, 34 percent did say the news would make them less likely to vote for Clinton.
Still, voters continue to say that Clinton is more qualified to be president than Trump, despite the now-active FBI investigation against her. In the poll, 54 percent said Clinton is qualified to be president while only 36 percent said the same of Trump.
The poll of 1,160 likely voters has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.