Trump now leading over Clinton in Virginia, new HU presidential poll says

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The latest poll from the Hampton University Center for Public Policy says the FBI’s new inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails may have triggered a boost for Donald Trump with likely Virginia voters.

Before the email news broke Friday, the Democratic presidential nominee had a two point lead over Trump. Now, she’s trailing three points behind the GOP nominee, according to the new poll.

With only six days left before the presidential election, Trump has erased a 12 point deficit reported by HU in early October. This is the first time Clinton has been behind in an HU poll this year.

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When Virginians were asked if the election were held today, 44 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Trump. 41 percent said they’d choose Clinton and 15 percent of voters remain undecided.

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Those polled said they think the next president, regardless of who it is, should work to improve the economy, create jobs and healthcare.

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Both candidates continue to have highly unfavorable ratings. Trump’s numbers went down eight points since the last HU poll, while Clinton’s numbers went up three points.

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Virginians are very confident about the integrity of the voting process and system in the Commonwealth.

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This poll questioned 802 registered voters, who said they were “likely” to vote on November 8, 2016 in the Virginia general election.