Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 5 nationally
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE is 5 points ahead of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE nationwide eight days from Election Day, according to a new poll.

Clinton (D) tops Trump (R) among likely voters, 44 percent to 39 percent, in the Reuters/Ipsos survey released Monday.

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Pollsters found that Clinton’s edge over Trump grew to 6 points when third-party candidates enter the picture.

Forty-three percent pick the Democrat in that scenario, and 37 percent select Trump.

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Clinton’s 5-point lead over Trump is down one point from last week's version of the poll.

Monday’s results follow stunning news from Friday that the FBI discovered additional emails could be related to its investigation of the private email setup Clinton used as secretary of State.

FBI Director James Comey sent lawmakers a letter alerting them of the emails, which were found during a separate investigation regarding former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

Weiner is the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin and is being investigated for allegedly engaging in sexually explicit communications with a 15-year-old girl.

Comey has since come under fire for sending the letter, with critics say violated Justice Department policy not to take steps in an investigation which could affect an election.

Clinton  dismissed the bureau’s new probe on Monday, arguing it would not find proof of misconduct.

“I’m sure a lot of you may be asking what this new email story is about and why in the world the FBI would decide to jump into an election with no evidence of any wrongdoing with just days to go,” she told listeners during a rally in Kent, Ohio.

“Now, they apparently want to look at emails of one of my staffers, and by all means, they should look at them,” the former secretary of State added.

"And I am sure they will reach the same conclusion they looked at my emails for the last year.  There is no case here.”

Reuters/Ipsos conducted its latest survey of 1,264 likely voters via interviews from Oct. 26 to 30. It has a 3 percentage point margin of error.