US elec­tion: Polls swing as Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump en­ter fi­nal days of pres­i­den­tial race

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL -

The polls have swung again as Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump tour swing states in the fi­nal days of the pres­i­den­tial race. Ms Clin­ton is cur­rently ahead in the polls, af­ter Mr Trump briefly over­took her, with just four days to go un­til Elec­tion Day.

The Demo­crat politi­cian has a 6.1 per cent lead over ri­val Don­ald Trump. 48.9 per cent of vot­ers say they are back­ing Ms Clin­ton, com­pared to 42.8 per cent who are back­ing her Repub­li­can ri­val.

TrumpxClin­ton, an elec­tion tracker that takes a rolling av­er­age of all ma­jor polls, has re­leased the fig­ures.

Both politi­cians are tour­ing so-called ‘swing states’ which com­men­ta­tors be­lieve will make or break the cam­paigns, depend­ing on who suc­ceeds in woo­ing undecided vot­ers. Mr Trump en­joyed a re­cent surge of sup­port among vot­ers, af­ter it was re­ported the FBI is in­ves­ti­gat­ing Ms Clin­ton in re­la­tion to al­le­ga­tions sur­round­ing her con­nec­tion to emails sent via a pri­vate server.

A poll for ABC News and the Wash­ing­ton Post put Mr Trump ahead by the small­est of mar­gins- 46 per cent to Ms Clin­ton’s 45 per cent. Stock mar­kets re­sponded to the news, with shares in Asia hit­ting seven-week low fol­low­ing losses on Wall Street. FXTM Chief Mar­ket Strate­gist Hus­sein Sayed said he be­lieved the mar­kets were in the “early stages of panic” about the im­pend­ing elec­tion.

Ms Clin­ton’s cam­paign team ques­tioned the method­ol­ogy of the poll, sug­gest­ing it may not have been ac­cu­rate. The Demo­crat ap­pears to have since re­gained ground, with a wel­come boost just days be­fore Amer­i­cans head to the polls.

Statis­ti­cians at Pre­dict Wise now es­ti­mate Mr Trump has a 17 per cent chance of be­com­ing Pres­i­dent.

Elec­tion day on Tues­day 8 Novem­ber will bring to an end one of the most di­vi­sive and dramatic elec­tions in US his­tory. Mr Trump has sug­gested he may not ac­cept the re­sult if Ms Clin­ton wins, in­di­cat­ing he feels the elec­tion may be rigged.

There are just four days left of the race to the White House, which has been one of the most con­tro­ver­sial in US elec­tion his­tory.

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