Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 3 points in Virginia post email investigation

Posted at 4:50 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 16:51:12-04

HAMPTON, Va. – If the 2016 Presidential Election were held today, Donald Trump would beat Hillary Clinton by three points, according to a new poll by Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP).

With less than a week before Election Day, the poll shows Trump with a three point lead (44-41 percent) over Clinton, among likely Virginia voters.

While the poll gives Trump a slight edge, 15 percent of likely voters remain undecided.

The poll was conducted October 26- 30. During the time of the poll, the news story about the FBI reopening the investigation into email servers used by Clinton was released on Friday, October 28.

The CPP poll believes the news did have an impact on the data collected during this time.

“Most Virginians felt the top priority of the next President of the United States, no matter who it is should be working to improve the economy (47 percent) and create jobs followed by healthcare (19 percent),” according to the CPP poll. “Both candidates continue to be shackled to high unfavorable ratings, Trump’s numbers went down eight points (54 percent) while Clinton’s numbers went up three points (57 percent) from a CPP poll conducted just one month ago.”

All of this comes after a CPP poll in early October revealed Clinton had a 12 point lead (45-33 percent) among likely voters. This is the first time Clinton has trailed in the CPP polls this year.

The poll, conducted by the Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP), questioned 802 registered voters who said they were “likely” to vote on November 8, 2016 in the Virginia General Election.