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Hillary's lead over Trump slips: Poll
Published :Sunday, 19 June, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 7

NEW YORK, June 17 : Donald Trump chipped away at Hillary Clinton's lead in the presidential race this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, as the candidates clashed over how to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
The poll, conducted from Monday to Friday, showed Hillary, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a 10.7 point lead among likely voters over Trump, her likely Republican rival in the November presidential election. That's down from a lead of 14.3 points for Hillary on Sunday, the day an American-born shooter who declared allegiance to terror group Islamic State killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Trump seized on the attack to sharpen his security proposals, saying he would block immigration to the United States from any country with a "proven history of terrorism" against America and its allies if elected. The pledge fine-tuned an earlier vow, made after the attacks last year in Paris and California, to ban the entry of all Muslims into the United States.
While Trump's comments on both Muslims and guns dismayed some Republican elites, they may have cheered some voters.
Some 45% Americans said they supported Trump's idea to suspend Muslim immigration, up from 41.9% at the start of the month, according to the poll. Meanwhile, about 70% Americans, including a majority of Democrats and Republicans, said they wanted to see at least moderate regulations and restrictions on guns, up from 60% in similar polls in 2013 and 2014.
The poll's five-day average showed that 45.5% of likely American voters supported Hillary, while 34.8% supported Trump, and another 19.7% did not support either candidate. On Sunday, Hillary's support was at 46.6% , versus Trump's 32.3%.   ?REUTERS

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