L.A. Times Tracking Poll: Donald Trump Leading Hillary Clinton Again

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engaged in a pre-dawn Twitter match over former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who claims Trump bullied her mercilessly after she won his beauty pageant in 1996

Donald Trump’s polling numbers are ticking back up, according to the latest L.A. Times tracking poll.

Trump is now at 45.8 percent nationally in the poll, while Hillary Clinton is 44.5 percent, per the Times’ website. However, the sponsor of the poll — the Center for Economic and Social Research — seems to have interpreted the data differently and shows Trump with a slightly larger lead: 45.8 percent to Clinton’s 44.1.

The Republican presidential nominee’s numbers took a tumble after his first debate performance and leaked audio of lewd comments he made about women was released.

The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll asks roughly 3000 American citizens each day about the presidential race in order to reflect the political pulse of the country. Results lag events by several days.


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