In the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, Hillary Clinton is now one point behind Donald Trump, for the first time since May.
With the data taken to a decimal place for illustrative purposes, a mere 0.7 of a percentage point divides them.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 3% and Green Party’s Jill Stein, 2%
“Trump and Clinton continue to run nearly even in overall vote preferences, with Trump at 46% and Clinton 45% in a four-way contest in the poll conducted Thursday through Sunday,” the Washington Post reports, citing the latest Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll.
“The margin is a mirror 48-47 Clinton-Trump split when third-party candidates are asked which major-party candidate they lean toward, a comparison which has grown in importance as support declines steadily for Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein,” the newspaper says.