Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday.
The polling data showed Trump’s argument that the Nov. 8 election is “rigged” against him has resonated with members of his party.
“Remember folks, it’s a rigged system,” Trump told a Pennsylvania rally on Friday. “That’s why you’ve got to get out and vote, you’ve got to watch. Because this system is totally rigged.”
Clinton led Trump 44 percent to 40 percent, according to the Oct. 14-20 Reuters/Ipsos poll, a 4-point lead. That compared with 44 percent for Clinton and 37 percent for Trump in the Oct. 7-13 poll released last week.
In a four way race, the Republican presidential nominee held a lead of 1 point in the Investors Business Daily/TIPP. Trump led Clinton 41% to 40% in the poll.
Trump also held a 2-point lead in the Rasmussen poll, also in a four-way race, in which he had a 43% to 41% edge over Clinton.
And in a two-way race, the Los Angeles Times/USC tracking poll found him up 45% to 44% over the former secretary of state.
An average of national opinion polls by RealClearPolitics shows Clinton 6.2 percentage points ahead at 48.1 percent support to Trump’s 41.9 percent. However, news polling numbers are expected over the weekend and into next week. Many experts believe Trump’s numbers will continue to rise as more Wikileaks emails are expected, and stories of a rigged election grab headlines.
Voter fraud is a growing concern among Republicans as more reports of a rigged system surface in major swing states. On Friday evening, Dennis Michael Lynch held a Facebook Live in which he described a situation in North Carolina that could sway the results of an entire state, and perhaps the entire election.
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