The gap between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has shrunk to 1 percent, according to the latest results of a daily ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll released Sunday.
Over the last five days, Clinton’s 12-point advantage among likely voters (50 percent to 38 percent) has been whittled down to a 46 percent-to-45 percent lead in a four-way race.
Notably, Trump saw his support among independents grow over the last 24 hours. Their support swayed from being in Clinton’s favor by 6 percent last week to giving Trump a 16-point advantage Saturday, to 19 percent on Sunday.
Clinton’s dominate campaign prospects took a hit this week after it was announced Obamacare premiums are expected to rise and and the release of more WikiLeaks emails, including hustling going on at the Clinton Foundation.
The FBI capped off Clinton’s rough week on Friday when Director James Comey told lawmakers his agency had found documents related to an investigation into her emails from an authorized server used while serving as secretary of state.
The tracking poll Sunday shows a third of likely voters saying they are less likely to support Clinton because of the FBI‘s latest probe.
Clinton is still expected to win by 60 percent of likely voters surveyed.
The national poll of 1,160 likely voters was conducted via landline and cellphone between Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 in English and Spanish. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points and partisan divisions of 37 percent Democrat, 28 percent Republican and 30 percent independent.