Rasmussen Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 5 nationwide
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Republican presidential nominee has 44 percent support to the Democrat's 39 percent, Rasmussen Reports found Thursday.


Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE has 8 percent, with Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2 percent.

Last week’s version of the Rasmussen poll featured a closer race, with Trump topping Clinton by 2 points nationwide.

Most polls show Clinton still leading the national race, although Trump has made significant gains in recent weeks.

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Clinton ahead by about one point. The average showed Clinton ahead by more than seven points in August.

Rasmussen Reports conducted its latest poll of 1,000 likely voters via online and telephone interviews from Sept. 20 to 21. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.