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Poll: Clinton up 7 on Trump nationally

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton by 7 points nationally, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll released late Monday night.

{mosads}Clinton has 43 percent support to Trump’s 36 percent. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee led Trump by 15 points in last week’s edition of the same poll.

The poll comes amid the weeklong Republican National Convention, which has seen Trump become the party’s official presidential nominee. Political parties typically see a bounce in the polls during and immediately after their conventions.

Clinton’s lead appears to have slipped across polls since FBI Director James Comey revealed his findings in the investigation into her private email server. The FBI did not recommend an indictment but did sharply criticize the former secretary of State as “careless” while in office.

According to an average of polls by RealClearPolitics, since the close of the investigation nearly two weeks ago, her lead of nearly 4.6 points has dropped to 2.7 points.

The Reuters poll surveyed 1,069 voters from July 15 to 19. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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