Poll: Trump closing in on Clinton

 

GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFor Trump, denying risks of climate change is a losing stance Clinton allies blame Bernie for bad polls In Beverly Hills, Hillary warns of 'apocalyptic consequences' with Trump win MORE is narrowing Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton allies blame Bernie for bad polls In Beverly Hills, Hillary warns of 'apocalyptic consequences' with Trump win Sanders blasts Clinton at Calif. rally for rejecting debate MORE’s lead over him among potential voters next year, a new poll found.

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Trump is now within 6 points of the former secretary of State, according to a CNN/ORC sampling released Wednesday morning.

The survey found Clinton currently tops the outspoken billionaire, 51 percent to 45 percent, among registered voters for the 2016 general election.

Trump trailed the former first lady by 16 points last month.

Trump’s rise in the polls is boosted by greater support among three key voting demographics, the new poll found.

Almost 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents now support the New York business mogul, up from 67 percent in July.

Men now back Trump 53 percent, versus 46 percent a month earlier.

The poll also found that 55 percent of white voters are now picking the reality television star, up from 50 percent last month.

The latest CNN/ORC sampling found that Clinton remains the front-runner for both the Democratic nomination and next year’s general presidential election.

Her lead is largest over former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the poll found, currently at 53 percent to 43 percent among registered voters.

Trump is currently the runaway favorite for the GOP’s presidential nomination next year across multiple national polls.

Clinton, meanwhile, is struggling to maintain her lead among Democrats amid concerns over her transparency and trustworthiness among potential voters.

CNN found her support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters at 47 percent, down 9 points in the past month.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), meanwhile, picked up 10 points since July, and now holds 29 percent support.

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