Trump up by 2 points in new national poll
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE tops a new national poll that shows a tight race two months before the general election.


Trump leads Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record MORE by 2 points among likely voters, 45 percent to 43 percent, well within the margin of error in the CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning.

Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonNew Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years On The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday MORE takes 7 percent, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein has 2 percent.

Clinton had an 8-point lead in the same poll in early August.

Trump has the edge over Clinton among independents in the new poll, 49 percent to 29 percent.

He also tops the former secretary of State on handling the economy, 56 percent to 41 percent, and terrorism, 51 percent to 45 percent.

Slightly more voters, however, say Clinton would do a better job than Trump on immigration, 49 percent to 47 percent.

The new poll of 1,001 adults, conducted between Sept. 1–4, has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Clinton leads Trump by 4 points, 46.1 percent to 42.1 percent, in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.

— This report was updated at 10:09 a.m.

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