Hillary Clinton's 6-point lead over Donald Trump has been erased following the FBI investigation into her use of a private email server, and now the two presumptive nominees are locked in a tie for the White House, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll
According to the latest poll:
- Trump: 40 percent;
- Clinton, 40 percent;
- 62 percent say Trump is not honest and trustworthy, unchanged from June;
- 67 percent say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, up five points from a CBS poll last month before the FBI's findings.
Poll respondents were also close on which candidate would do a better job in several categories, with the exception of race relations:
- The economy and jobs: Trump, 41-52 percent;
- Trade with other countries: Trump, 46-47 percent;
- Terrorism and national security: tied, 46-46 percent;
- Illegal immigration: Clinton, 48-45 percent;
- Race relations: Clinton 60-29 percent.
In other categories:
- More prepared for the presidency: Clinton, 50-30 percent;
- Positive view of Clinton, 28 percent, compared to 33 percent in June;
- Clinton's email server illegal: 46 percent, yes; 23 percent improper but not illegal; 24 percent saw nothing wrong.
- Positive view of Trump, 30 percent, compared to 26 percent last month.
Voters also already appear fatigued with the election, even though the national conventions have not been held and the general election itself remains several months away:
- More than 6 in 10 not looking forward to the next few months;
- 46 percent unenthusiastic.
Meanwhile, the poll found Trump has a double-digit lead among men and white voters, with Clinton holding her double-digit lead with women and non-white voters.
The numbers were based on a nationwide telephone poll conducted by The New York Times
from July 8-12, and involved 1,600 people, with 1,358 saying they are registered voters, and carried an overall margin of error of 3 percentage points.
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