Poll: Donald Trump Gains in Virginia, Now Within Three

Donald Trump is just three points behind Hillary Clinton in a four-way Virginia race, according to a new poll by Mary Washington University.

Trump scored 37 percent among likely voters, close behind Hillary Clinton’s 40 percent, according to the poll. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 8 points, while Green party leader Jill Stein polls 1 percent. The never-Trump candidate, Evan McMullin, pulled in three points, and 11 percent of respondents declined to pick a candidate.

But Trump would be stuck five points behind Clinton if the other candidates drop out, according to the likely-voter poll. He’d losing that race by 41 percent to 46 percent, with 12 percent of respondents not picking a candidate.

Fourteen percent of respondents in the poll said they view themselves as libertarians.

The poll was conducted by Princeton Data Source, and it reached 1,006 adults, including many likely voters. It has a 4.4. percent margin of error in its sample of likely voters. The poll was taken Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, or mostly before Clinton’s health problems became public.


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