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Poll: Trump cuts Biden lead to 6 points post-convention

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Facebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP MORE now leads President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE by just 6 percentage points, down from a 9 point lead the previous week during the Republican National Convention, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.

Forty-six percent of registered voters in the Aug. 29-31 poll, conducted after the GOP convention, said they would choose Biden as president, a 1 percentage point dip from the previous survey.

By contrast, 40 percent of respondents said they would cast their ballots for Trump, a 2 point gain from the previous week.

Seven percent of voters said they were undecided, a 1 point decline from the earlier survey.

Trump's gain came among Midwestern voters. Trump leads Biden 44 percent to 43 percent in the Midwest, after Biden held a 45 percent to 40 percent advantage the previous week.

The previous survey, conducted Aug. 25-28, found Biden leading Trump by 9 points overall.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,834 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.84 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte