Rasmussen Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 5 nationwide
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE is 5 points ahead of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE nationwide, according to a new poll by a conservative-leaning group.

Republican presidential nominee has 44 percent support to the Democrat's 39 percent, Rasmussen Reports found Thursday.

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Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonGary Johnson: Trump admin marijuana policy shift could cost him reelection When pro-Clinton trolls went after me during the election Gary Johnson: I don’t want to be president anymore ‘because of Trump’ MORE has 8 percent, with Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2 percent.

Last week’s version of the Rasmussen poll featured a closer race, with Trump topping Clinton by 2 points nationwide.

Most polls show Clinton still leading the national race, although Trump has made significant gains in recent weeks.

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Clinton ahead by about one point. The average showed Clinton ahead by more than seven points in August.

Rasmussen Reports conducted its latest poll of 1,000 likely voters via online and telephone interviews from Sept. 20 to 21. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.