Clinton Leads Trump by Five Points in Latest Poll

Democratic candidate has advantage in affirmative support, with more than half of backers saying they are mainly supporting her, compared with 43 percent of Republican rival's voters.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Brendan Smialowski, AFP

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC tracking poll released early on Sunday. 

In the Post-ABC poll released on Friday, Clinton led Trump by 47 percent to 44 percent.

Clinton had an advantage in affirmative support, the poll said, with 55 percent of backers saying they are mainly supporting her, compared with 43 percent of Trump voters. More Trump voters say they "mainly oppose Clinton."

In last week's Post-ABC tracking poll, 46 percent of likely voters said they would support Trump, while 45 percent said the same of Clinton. Dividing the two candidates was .7 of a percentage point. The results came against the backdrop of the FBI director's decision to publicly alert Congress that his organization had new information that could be pertinent to its initial email investigation against Clinton.