Three new national polls released Sept. 7 showed Donald Trump just 2 points behind Hillary Clinton, after he trailed by 8 points on Aug. 9.
The three polls were George Washington University’s Battleground poll, a Reuters/Ipsos poll and an Economist/YouGov poll. Together, they forced down the polling gap between the two candidates from 3.1 percent to 2.1 percent.
The Battlground poll of 1,000 likely voters showed Clinton at 42 percent, Trump at 40 percent, and Gary Johnson at 10 percent.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed likely voters splitting 40 percent to 38 percent for Clinton ahead of Trump. Johnson won 9 percent.
The Economist/YouGov poll of registered voters showed Clinton at 40 percent, and Trump at 38 percent. Johnson got 7 percent. That poll also showed 11 percent of African-Americans picking Trump over Clinton. Fifteen percent of African Americans disfavor Clinton.