Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDefining Trumpism: Making sense of the Trump’s first 100 days Top commander in Pacific: US needs to strengthen missile defense Planned Parenthood Action Fund launches GOTV effort in Montana special election MORE has overtaken Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonThe US should give peace a chance when it comes to North Korea Obama photographer gets book deal Former State Department adviser announces run for Maryland governor MORE in an average of head-to-head national polls, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
Trump leads Clinton by 0.2 percentage points, 43.4 percent to 43.2 percent in the average, overtaking the Democratic front-runner for the first time in the average of polls.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted May 16–19 shows a tight race between the two candidates, with Trump holding a 2-point lead over Clinton. A Rasmussen Reports poll conducted May 17–18 had the presumptive GOP nominee up 5 points over Clinton. A recent Fox News poll also showed Trump with a lead.
Clinton's lead over Trump has been decreasing over the past several weeks, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
Trump has, in recent weeks, started to pivot toward the general election after his two former rivals dropped their presidential bids following the Indiana primary.
Clinton's rival, Bernie SandersBernie SandersPlanned Parenthood Action Fund launches GOTV effort in Montana special election Obama plants himself on the wrong side of French elections Trump must take action in Macedonia to fix damage done by Obama and Clinton MORE, has vowed to remain in the race until the primaries wrap up, although Clinton has a large delegate lead over the Vermont senator.