UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton maintains 2.7-point lead over Donald Trump

By Allen Cone  |  Aug. 31, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Wednesday shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 2.71 percentage points.

The online poll shows Clinton with to 49.74 to Trump's 47.03. Among respondents, 3.23 percent selected "other."

One day earlier, the Democratic nominee led by 3.1 percentage points over the Republican nominee. Over the course of seven days, the poll's full sample size, Clinton has gained 1.39 percentage points while Trump has lost .40.

Clinton is a little more than a percentage point from her high in the past 1 1/2 months of 50.84 on Aug. 16. Trump's greatest percentage was 49.18 on July 24.

The UPI/CVoter online tracking poll surveys about 200 people each day, leading to a sample size of roughly 1,400 people during any seven-day span.

Because the poll is conducted online and individuals self-select to participate, a margin of error cannot be calculated. The poll has a credibility interval of 3 percentage points. This seven-day span includes data collected from Aug. 23-29 when 1,695 registered voters were surveyed. Of them, 1,173 identified themselves as likely voters.

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