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New CBS/NY Times poll has Clinton and Trump virtually tied

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - As the election approaches, the race for the White House is tightening up and the latest polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton.

In a recently released poll by CBS and New York Times, Clinton has a slim edge over Trump, 46 percent-44 percent among likely voters who support or lean toward a candidate.

According to CBS News, the poll released Thursday is the first national poll in which CBS News and the New York Times have measured the presidential race among likely voters.

Among the broader electorate - registered voters nationwide - Clinton leads Trump by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent, according to the CBS/NYT poll.

The poll also shows that once third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are factored in, the race is tied, with Trump and Clinton each getting the backing of 42 percent of likely voters.

Most Clinton and Trump voters said they're sticking with their candidate. Ninety-two percent of Trump voters and 94 percent of Clinton voters say their choice is set.

Few say they will change their minds before the election.

The new data shows Trump now garners support from just under nine in ten Republican voters, as does Clinton among Democrats. Whites without a college degree are strong supporters of Trump (58 percent back him), while Clinton leads Trump among white voters with a college degree.

Clinton is ahead of Trump among voters under 30 but she is not getting the level of support Barack Obama received in 2012. 48 percent of young voters are currently backing her, while Obama won 60 percent of the young vote in 2012.

Among registered voters, Clinton has a slight edge over Trump in a four-way contest, according to the poll.

*** This poll was conducted by telephone September 9-13, 2016 among a random sample of 1,753 adults nationwide, including 1,433 registered voters. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News and The New York Times by SSRS of Media, PA. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones.

The poll employed a random digit dial methodology. For the landline sample, a respondent was randomly selected from all adults in the household. For the cell sample, interviews were conducted with the person who answered the phone.

Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish using live interviewers.

The data have been weighted to reflect U.S. Census figures on demographic variables.

The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample and the sample of registered voters could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher and is available by request. The margin of error includes the effects of standard weighting procedures which enlarge sampling error slightly.

The sample of likely voters is modeled among registered voters (N=1,433), assigning each respondent a probability of voting based on their responses. The margin of error for the sample of likely voters is plus or minus three points.

This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

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