By Savannah Smith  |  11-02-2016   News
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Donald Trump's winning ways continue as a second poll result for the day shows him leading Hillary Clinton by four percentage points among U.S. adult respondents.

The poll was conducted by Los Angeles Times/ USC on October 31 showing Trump receiving 47 percent of respondents' support while Clinton got 43 percent.

Clinton had a slim 1-point advantage on the same poll on October 25. The FBI's announcement that it is reopening its investigation of Hillary's private email server following the discovery of fresh evidence is being seen as the biggest factor for the turn- around of supporters' choice. Clinton's supporters may have been frustrated by the scandal and her potential criminal liability anew that a number of them may have shifted their support to Trump.

Nearly 3,000 respondents were polled, with the survey boasting of a 95% confidence level.

The Republican nominee also inched past Clinton and led by a point in the latest Washington Post/ABC News presidential tracking poll, 46 percent to 45 percent. It was a significant development and boost for Trump since it was the first time he has led Clinton since the same poll started its tracking in June of this year.

Just weeks ago, Hillary was leading the polls, with as huge a lead as 12 percent advantage. Her supporters describe the lead as insurmountable and claimed that victory for Hillary was in the bag. The FBI's decision to revive the probe on Hillary is being viewed by experts and pundits as the October surprise- a game changer that gives Trump the upper hand and the very real possibility of scoring an upset win against Clinton.

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