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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump in virtual tie

Poll on the eve of their first head-to-head presidential debate showed on Sunday

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Publish Date: Sep 25 2016 11:05PM | Updated Date: Sep 25 2016 11:05PM

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump in virtual tie

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a virtual tie in their race for the White House. Polls on the eve of their first head-to-head presidential debate showed on Sunday. 

 

The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that Clinton's slim margin from last month has now vanished completely. 42 % of voters said Trump was honest and trustworthy, while 53 % said he was not. 

 

Instead, the Democrat and her Republican rival tied at 41 % support among registered voters, with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 7 % and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2 %. 

 

In a two-way match-up, Clinton and Trump each got 46 % among registered voters. While some other national surveys show Clinton with a lead, poll averages show a low, single-digit margin.

 

Gender, race and education were clear markers between the two candidates. Men back Trump by 54 % to 55 % of women who said they support Clinton, the poll showed. 

 

Some 53 % of white voters back Trump, compared to 37 % for Clinton, while non-white voters back her 69 % to 19 % for her Republican rival. 

 

Around 39 % of registered voters see Clinton favorably, compared to 57 % who have an unfavorable impression.