A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows United States Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a six-point lead over her opponent, Donald Trump. The new figure showed Clinton’s lead over Trump rising back to the same margin she held against him last week, Reuters reported on Wednesday. This came just two days after an ABC News-The Washington Post poll showed Trump, the Republican Party nominee, with a 46%-45% lead over his opponent.
Trump called Clinton “totally unhinged” and said he would win the election. “We’ve got to be nice and cool nice cool,” the businessman said, adding that it was time for “new leadership”, according to PTI. He accused Clinton and the “Washington establishment” of destabilising West Asia, border mismanagement and job outsourcing. “Our country in a certain sense is disappearing,” Trump said.
However, Clinton said her Republican opponent was “out of his depth” on issues concerning the US. “He doesn’t have a clue,” the Democratic nominee said. This came even as US president Barack Obama criticised the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a fresh probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as the country’s secretary-of-state, according to BBC. “I do think that there is a norm that there are investigations we don’t operate on innuendo, we don’t operate on incomplete information, we don’t operate on leaks,” Obama said. He urged people to vote for Clinton, saying Trump was a threat to civil rights.
The ABC News-Washington Post poll had showed Trump performing better than Clinton for the first time since May. It came after the FBI’s announcement of the fresh investigation, prompted by the discovery of a new tranche of emails on a computer seized during an investigation into sexually explicit text messages sent by former congressman Anthony Weiner. However, FBI Director James Comey has been accused of breaking the law by announcing the new investigation just days before the November 8 polls.
Both nominees have directly attacked each other and their policies, with Trump also accusing the US media of covering his campaign unfairly to help Clinton. The businessman earlier said that he would sue around a dozen women who have accused him of sexual harassment if he was elected. The assault allegations have rapidly come to the fore after a video surfaced showing him boasting about forcing himself on women.