The closing days of this long campaign has seen Trump closing the gap on the Democratic nominee.
Two new polls, two days out from the US presidential election, show Hillary Clinton opening up her lead against Donald Trump, but the race to the White House is still anyone’s to win.
An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, released on Sunday, gives the Democratic nominee a four-point lead over her Republican rival, while a Washington Post-ABC poll gave Clinton a five-point lead.
The pair were running near-even in polls early last week, after the FBI said it was reviewing new emails in its investigation of the former secretary of state.
The NBC-WSJ poll put Clinton on 44 percent, and Trump on 40 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson was at 6 percent and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein had 2 percent.
however, Clinton’s lead shrank from 11 points over Trump the last time the poll was conducted in mid-October, before the FBI revelation.
The poll also showed Clinton with a 12 percentage point lead over Trump – 51 percent to 39 percent – among people who have said they have voted early.
In the Post-ABC poll, Clinton’s advantage is slightly larger than her standing in other national surveys released in the past week.