Poll: Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat on eve of first debate

by Dan Balz and Scott Clement | The Washington Post  |  published on September 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet Monday night for their first debate in a virtual dead heat in the race for the White House, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with the Democratic nominee’s August advantage erased after recent difficulties and the GOP nominee still facing doubts about his qualifications and temperament.

Likely voters split 46 percent for Clinton and 44 percent for Trump, with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 5 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 1 percent. Among registered voters, Clinton and Trump are tied at 41 percent, with Johnson at 7 percent and Stein at 2 percent.

In a two-way matchup between the major-party nominees, Clinton tops Trump by 49 percent to 47 percent among likely voters, and the two are tied at 46 percent among all registered voters. Clinton’s two-point edge among likely voters, in both the four-way and two-way ballot tests, is within the survey’s 4.5 percentage-point margin of sampling error.

The findings underscore how much the presidential contest has tightened in recent weeks, after Clinton emerged from the two national conventions with a clear lead and with Trump on the defensive. In early September, Clinton led Trump by five points among likely voters. In early August, she led by eight points.

As Clinton has run into some turbulence, Trump has worked to present himself as a more disciplined candidate in an effort to attract more support from voters who traditionally have supported Republican nominees.

  • Tyronne Shoelaces

    This is a lie. They are setting the theme for a fraud election. You know based on rally turn-out, Trump should beat her 65% to 35% or more.

  • justinwachin

    Poll numbers have a way of changing. They are not always accurate. Donald needs to begin to show us the demeanor we will see in a President Trump.

  • AKLady2015

    Trump: Convicted and fined for housing discrimination.
    Trump – Convicted and fined for employment discriminaiton.
    Trump — Convicted and fined for failure to pay taxes.
    Teump — Convicted and fined foe failure to pay wages.
    .
    He has been involed in over 4,056 law suits, over 169 in federal court.
    There have been 70 new cases filed just this year.

    https://http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/donald-trump-scandals/474726/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_affairs_of_Donald_Trump

    https://http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/donald-trump-scandals/474726/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_affairs_of_Donald_Trump

  • snowyriver

    Dead heat- myass- look at the rallies, Trump overflows football stadiums while Hillary has trouble filling a high-school classroom.

    • AKLady2015

      Or so the Trump-owned media would have you think.

      • buck Shot

        Trump owned media? Seriously? You’re not as bright as you think.

        • AKLady2015

          Suggest you do some research.
          Open your eyes.

  • TAM44

    These polls are BS, the obama ‘s administration cooks the books and the media cooks the polls, I don’t believe anything the evil vile media says as they’re all in for the the lying B—H.

  • Donnie Buchanan

    The polls are BS. They have admitted that more dems are polled than repubs or independents. Does anyone know of a state where Killery is REALLY leading? I don’t.

  • Rodney Steward

    I still DO NOT believe these polls, how can she be close in the polls by staying at home in bed going crazy on everybody! Unless it’s when the system puts her in the house, and use the polls to cover their lying butts, but this will be one lie they’ll regret!

  • Walter Flatt

    HOW MANY DEMOCRATS DID YOU POLL. YOU SEE I AM A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT AND NO ONE HAS POLLED ME AND I AM SURE NOT A VOTE FOR HILLIARY.
    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND YOU MAY NOT BE A HILLIARY FAN EITHER.

  • Karll

    Considering how these leftist organizations running
    these “polls” skew the results, Trump could well be
    up by 10.

    • Ray

      Their is no doubt in my mind that he is up by 10. That is what a lot of people are saying too.

    • AKLady2015

      ..Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
      Start with the Electoral College.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

      • Karll

        I’m fully aware of that, retard.
        I’m going to block your stupid comments, now.

        • AKLady2015

          Please do.
          While you are at it, please refrain from embarssing America with
          you bigotry and childish name calling.

  • buck Shot

    I have such a hard time believing that Clinton is even close in the polling. Media has to keep the polling results close so when the election is rigged and stolen from the American people, it won’t look so bad. Real results would leave voters wondering why Clinton is even putting any effort in to a lost cause. Look at the numbers attending campaign events, Clinton can’t fill a small venue that would hold 500 people and Trump has to turn people away from venues holding 5000+. I’m afraid the people will be getting the shaft in this election, again.

    • SickoftheBS

      You are correct but I think this election will be different. Should the Democrats steal this there will be an uprising that puts the BLM to shame. No rioting, no looting but civil war.

      • Walter Flatt

        FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53

        HAVE WE BEEN SET UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION, BY HILLIARY, OBAMA, SOROS, AND THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA? IF NOT. READ ALL THE WHYS BELOW.

        WHY DID HILLIARY, OBAMA, & KERRY DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE RADICAL MUSLIMS.

        WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY ALL AMMO?

        WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

        WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

        WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES?
        WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VA. CLOSE TO DC? ARE THEY TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

        WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

        WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

        WHY IS THE TAX PAYER HAVING TO FEED, CLOTH & HOUSE THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF MUSLIMS BEING BROUGHT HERE?

        WHY GIVE THE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS BROUGHT IN FREE HEALTH CARE, SPENDING THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL CARE?

        WHY ARE THE ILLEGALS BEING TREATED BETTER THAN OUR VETERANS.
        WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICK THE RADICALS OUT?

        WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

        WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

        WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

        WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

        WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

        WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS?

        WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

        I SAY, ARM ALL OUR TROUPS TO PREVENT A MUSLIM TAKEOVER. THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. I CAN TAKE 100 AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR.

        BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, THINGS DO NOT LOOK GOOD.

        JUST PRAY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTED AND IS ABLE TO TAKE OVER AS OUR PRESIDENT.

        GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLE 2015 AND YOU JUST MIGHT KNOW WHY.

        BELOW IS A GOOD REASON WHY I BELIEVE THAT A TAKEOVER TRY IS POSSIBLE. HOW CAN THE BIASED NEWS SAY OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM.

        President Obama: This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
        * It was you . . . who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”
        * It was you . . . who on ABC News referenced -“My Muslim faith.”
        * It was you who . . . gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
        * It was you who . . . wrote that in the event of a conflict- “I will stand with the Muslims.”
        * It was you who . . . assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
        * It was you who . . . bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
        * It was you who . . . sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
        * It was you who . . . exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
        * It was you who . . . purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
        * It was you who . . . mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.
        * It was you who . . . raveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.
        * It was you who . . . instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
        * It was you who . . . refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
        * It was you who . . . ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
        * It was you who . . . appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
        * It was you who . . . appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
        * It was you who . . . said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
        * It was you who . . . as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
        * It was you who . . . was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
        * It was you who . . . curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
        * It was you who . . . refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
        * It is you who . . . has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
        * It was you . . . who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
        * It was you who . . . funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
        * It was you who . . . ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
        * It was you who . . . directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.
        * It was you who . . . funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
        * It is you who . . . follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
        * It is you who . . . departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.
        * It was you who . . . was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
        * It was you who . . . appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
        * It was you who . . . said this country is not a Christian nation.
        * It was you who . . . said the Muslim call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
        * IT WAS YOU WHO GAVE 150 BILLION PLUS TO IRAN.
        * IT WAS YOU WHO RANSOMED 4 PEOPLE FOR 400 MILLION/
        * ARE YOU, KERRY, HILLIARY & THE BIASED NEWS MEDIATO TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY?

        VOTE DONALD TRUMP.

        • reggie

          The useful idiots. soros is old, we’re the thorn in his butt. rothchild, rockefeller/the elites are breathing down his neck to finish the job (US). More and more people know he’s the money behind BLM, the migrants; that they’re his mercenaries, bozo and hitlery are the puppets. Keep up the good work getting the info out.

          • AKLady2015

            ,,”Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” U.S. COnstitution. 1st Amendment.

        • AKLady2015

          “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” U.S. COnstitution. 1st Amendment.

    • Walter Flatt

      REMEMBER THE POLLS WHEN 16 WAS RUNNING ON THE REPULBLICAN TICKED, TRUMP WAS ALWAYS BEHIND. SAME HERE. HE WILL WIN.

      • AKLady2015

        We the People do not elect a President.
        We the People have never elected a President.
        We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.
        .
        Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
        Start with the Electoral College.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

    • Phillip Raymond Winter

      You are sooooo correct!

    • AKLady2015

      We the People do not elect a President.
      We the People have never elected a President.
      We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.

      Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
      Start with the Electoral College.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

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