- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 30, 2016

Polls showed the presidential race tightening after the FBI announced Friday that it had reopened its investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails.

At least two daily tracking polls — the ABC News/Washington Post and IBD/TIPP surveys — found Republican Donald Trump surging to within one or two percentage points as Mrs. Clinton struggled to maintain her lead.

The ABC News poll found Mrs. Clinton ahead by 46 percent to 45 percent after leading Mr. Trump a week ago by 12 percentage points, “cementing Trump’s resurgence in the past week and marking the potentially critical role of turnout in the election’s outcome,” said the survey’s analysis.

The poll also found that a third of voters are less likely to support Mrs. Clinton based on FBI Director James Comey reopening Friday the investigation into her use of an unsecured email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

Meanwhile, the IBD/TIPP poll found Mrs. Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump 44 percent to 42 percent on Sunday, meaning her lead had shrunk by 2 percentage points from the day before in a survey billed as the nation’s most accurate.

“Overall, the poll narrowed on Saturday by two points from the day before, suggesting some Clinton supporters are having second thoughts following FBI Director James Comey’s stunning decision late Friday to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a homebrew email server while secretary of state,” said the Investor’s Business Daily analysis.

Democrats have blasted Mr. Comey for making his announcement just 11 days before the Nov. 8 election and called on him to release more information about the renewed probe.

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