Clinton Lost Steam in Polls Carried out BEFORE the FBI’s Bombshell on Email Scandal

Trump Wipes Out Clinton’s Lead.

They inched closer on Tuesday and again on Thursday, separating the pair by only two points. 

The sudden drop in popularity was gauged on voter preferences given before the FBI announced on Friday it had reopened its investigation into her use of emails as Secretary of State. 

What effect the revelation, made by FBI Director James Comey has on the election result is yet to be seen. 

Trump embraced the news on Friday, gleefully congratulating the FBI on reviving the case which he said should never have been closed. 

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The decision was made after investigators confiscated a laptop shared by Clinton aide Huma Abedin with her disgraced husband Anthony Weiner. 

Weiner is being investigated for sexting a 15-year-old girl.  Tens of thousands of emails were found on the computer, Fox News reported and may be pertinent to Clinton’s handling of classified information during her time as Secretary of State. 

Abedin was her Chief of Staff during her tenure in the role between 2009 and 2013.

Trump’s spike in the poll comes alongside increased voter turnout for Republicans. 

Eighty per cent said they would now likely vote compared to 75 per cent who showed interest four days ago. 

Independents are now more likely to lean towards the Trump, according to the new figures.

There are several, key battleground states. Chief among them are Florida, Ohio and North Carolina which combined account for 62 seats in Congress.