By Earnest Jones  |  11-08-2016   News
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The Presidential Election is around the corner with hours counting to the final lap as Americans head to the polling stations to cast their votes. The Republican nominee Donald Trump has stepped up his game by stretching his lead over the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with two points, the IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll shows the points ranging from 43% to 41%. This comes despite the FBI director James Comey released a statement on Sunday that reported that the FBI had cleared the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton off the email probe. This caught the nation by surprise since it contradicted the FBI report that was released earlier this year around July, the FBI however insisted that it had not changed its mind on ensuring that Hillary Clinton was charged with the use of a private email account and email server to discharge her duties while she was Secretary of State. The Republican nominee Donald Trump responded to this by saying that it was unheard off; Trump added that this was a perfect example of the rigged system protecting the crooked Hillary Clinton. The Republican Vice-president also responded by saying that the FBI report was unjust and that the release of classified information was a crime. Mr. Trump urged the American citizens to bring Hillary Clinton to justice by casting their votes against the Democratic nominee. The Democratic nominee’s campaign celebrated the Clinton’s clearance saying that they were glad that the issue had been resolved.

The Republican nominee Donald Trump has a two-point lead which is the biggest in the 20 days of polling, this is very commendable for the Republican nominee. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate has 6% of the vote while Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate has a 2%. However, in a two-way matchup that doesn’t include the two-third-party nominee’s, the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a 43% to 42 % lead over the Republican nominee Donald Trump. This comes as 9% of the American voters claiming they are still undecided on whom to vote for.

The polls give the Republican nominee Donald Trump a 2.4 percentage advantage over the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the four-way race; it’s important to note that the percentage points are not rounded. This results in a 43.1% to 40.7%, for four consecutive days, the candidates had been deadlocked but the Republican nominee managed to make some progress on Saturday and lengthened the same on Sunday following Hillary’s email’s probe. Johnson has a 6.3% compared to Stein who is trailing with 2.2% in a tally that’s rounded.

It’s amazing how the poll collected from a total of 1,026 voters shows that out of that number, the majority comprises of Independent and other voters amounting to a total of 344 voters followed by Republican voters who amount to 322 and the Democrats trail with 319 voters. The margin of error is around =/-3.1 percentage points following four days of polls.

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