Trump up by 2 points in new national poll
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants 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 ClintonClinton asked if she'd be Bloomberg's vice president: 'Oh no' Trump launches three-day campaign rally blitz Free Roger Stone 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 JohnsonWeld bets on New Hampshire to fuel long shot bid against Trump The 'Green' new deal that Tom Perez needs to make The Trump strategy: Dare the Democrats to win 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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