UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton regains lead over Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. File photos: UPI

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Monday shows Hillary Clinton retaking her lead over Donald Trump.

Through polling as of Saturday, Clinton is ahead by slightly more than 3 points, 49.91 percent to 46.90, with 3.19 percent of the respondents choosing “others.” “Others” in the poll are defined as respondents who decline to pick either Clinton or Trump.

On Tuesday, Trump took his first lead since July 30. He led by less than 1 percentage point for two days, then Clinton led on Thursday by around half a point (48.95 percent to 48.33 percent). Trump regained a slight lead on Friday (48.62 percent to 48.48 percent.)

At nearly 50 percent, Clinton’s percentage is the best since Aug. 16 at 50.84, which was her highest in one month of polling.

Those selecting “others” are near the lowest since Aug. 14

The UPI/CVoter online tracking poll surveys about 200 people each day, leading to a sample size of roughly 1,400 people during any seven-day span. It has ranged from 16.85 percent on July 16 to 2.90 on Friday.

Because the poll is conducted online and individuals self-select to participate, a margin of error cannot be calculated. The poll has a credibility interval of 3 percentage points. This seven-day span includes data collected from Aug 21-27, when 1,682 individuals were surveyed. Of them, 1,157 identified themselves as likely voters.


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