Trump closing gap with Clinton, poll shows
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The NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll found that Clinton holds a 3-percentage point lead over the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Last week, the same poll had Clinton ahead by 5 points.

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The Democratic front-runner holds an overwhelming lead among black and Hispanic voters, while Trump is up among white voters by 14 points. She also leads him among female voters by 15 points, while Trump defeats her by 11 points among men.

The poll also found that Trump leads Clinton by 8 points among independent voters, 44 percent to 36 percent.

Recent surveys have signaled a tight race between Clinton and Trump as the primary season winds down. Last week, the two front-runners were neck and neck in three swing states and a national poll found Clinton leading by only 2 points.

The NBC/SurveyMonkey poll was conducted May 9–15 and surveyed 14,100 adults, including 12,507 who say they’re registered voters, via online. The margin of error was 1.2 points.