Trump leads Clinton by 1 point in new poll as enthusiasm declines

Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Harrisburg on July 29 and Donald Trump during a one-on-one interview with ABC27 News at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg on Aug. 1. (WHTM photos)

NEW YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Strong enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton has decreased since the FBI began investigating more emails and she’s now a slim point behind Donald Trump in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll.

Forty-six percent of likely voters support Trump and 45 percent support Clinton in the poll. Third-party candidate Gary Johnson has 3 percent and Jill Stein has 2 percent.

It’s Trump’s first lead over Clinton in the ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll since late May after he clinched the GOP nomination.

Trump also leads Clinton by 8 points in the share of voters who are very enthusiastic about their choice. Strong enthusiasm for Clinton dropped 7 points, possibly the result of renewed controversy over her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Compared to past elections, however, strong enthusiasm is low for both candidates; 53 percent for Trump, 45 percent for Clinton.

The telephone survey of 1,128 likely voters was conducted Oct. 27-30 and has a margin of error of 3 points.

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