Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 3 points in Missouri
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Trump is favored by 45 percent of likely Missouri voters and Clinton is backed by 42 percent, according to the poll. Another 13 percent of respondents said they are undecided.

Clinton has decreased the gap between her and her opponent since the last statewide poll was conducted; the July 11–12 survey showed the Democratic nominee trailing Trump by 10 points, 46 percent to 36 percent.

The recent poll was conducted among 947 likely Missouri voters from Aug. 8 to 9 as part of Protect MO Families research.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state, which has voted for the Republican nominee in the past several elections, Trump has a 5.3-point lead over the Clinton, 44.3 percent to 39 percent.

A St. Louis Post-Dispatch poll conducted in late July showed Clinton with a 1-point lead over Trump.