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Trump Might Be Gaining On Clinton As She Faces More Email Scrutiny

A new poll suggests the gap between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is narrowing.

Last week an ABC News/Washington Post poll showed the Democratic nominee had a 12-point advantage on her Republican counterpart. Now, that same poll shows only a 2-point gap.

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The latest numbers have Clinton leading at 47 percent of the vote and Trump slightly behind at 45 percent. And a 7-point jump for Trump could have something to do with the FBI's latest announcement regarding the Clinton email scandal.

On Friday, FBI Director James Comey said the agency is investigating some newly discovered emails related to the Clinton campaign.

The FBI reportedly recovered the emails from a device used by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner during an investigation into his alleged sexting with an underage girl.

But a key point here is the FBI doesn't know if the emails are relevant to the prior investigation of Clinton's private email server. Comey even said the FBI "cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant."

The Clinton campaign is calling for transparency from the law enforcement body as it looks into the emails.

This is just the latest scandal that's come as election polls flip-flop. Trump's favorability went down in early October after the release of the "Access Hollywood" footage showed him joking about groping women.

ABC News also says the polls don't necessarily indicate a switch in candidate preference, but a switch in who is voting. The poll shows 81 percent of Republicans are now likely voters, as opposed to 75 percent a week ago.


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