Riding high on the heels of reinvigorated Republican support following the FBI's announcement that it is reopening its investigation on the private email server scandal of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has snatched the lead from Hillary in the latest poll.
The Republican nominee has the support of 46 percent of likely voters nationwide, edging Hillary Clinton at 45 percent, according to the latest survey by pollsters working for ABC and Langer Research Associates.
Only a week ago, Clinton was strongly dominating the polls with 50 percent as against Trump's 38 percent. The 12-point advantage has some Hillary supporters rejoicing over what they felt was an insurmountable lead, and what appeared to them as Hillary's sure victory.
Hillary's supporters are in for a surprise with this poll's results. The survey was taken between Thursday and Sunday. The new FBI disclosures of potential relevant evidence against Hillary could be a huge factor in Trump overtaking her in the polls.
The FBI bombshell seems to have an impact as well on the enthusiasm levels of supporters of both camps. 53 percent of Trump's supporters say they are enthusiastic about voting for the Republican candidate compared to just 45% of Clinton believers.
Only last October 22, Hillary was still winning the enthusiasm game, with 52 percent to Trump's 49 percent. The explosive issue has changed all that.
Pollster Gary Langer says Trump's 1-point lead is noteworthy, especially in light of the pattern that Hillary has led in most part of the campaign. Langer says that the race is still anybody's ballgame at this point, with a week to go before elections.
It is clear, however, that the momentum has shifted to Trump's side.