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Poll: Clinton’s lead shrinks to 2 points nationally

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 2 points in a new national poll, within the survey’s margin of error.

{mosads}Clinton leads Trump, 42 percent to 40 percent, in a two-way race in the Morning Consult poll released Sunday morning.

Just three weeks ago, Clinton led Trump by 7 points in the same poll, 44 percent to 37 percent.

When third-party candidates are factored into the new poll, Clinton maintains a 2-point lead over Trump, with 38 percent support for the former secretary of State, 36 percent for the real estate mogul, 9 percent for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and 4 percent for Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Approximately 13 percent of respondents still say they are undecided.

The Morning Consult poll of 2,001 registered voters, conducted Sept.1 –2, has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

Clinton leads Trump by about 4 points nationally, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.

— This report was updated at 9:23 a.m.

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