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Trump, Clinton tied nationally and in swing-states: polls

New York Daily News New York Daily News 25/09/2016 ADAM EDELMAN
The latest Washington Post / ABC News national poll shows likely voters almost evenly split, with 46% supporting Clinton and 44% supporting Trump. - Evan Vucci/AP © Provided by New York Daily News The latest Washington Post / ABC News national poll shows likely voters almost evenly split, with 46% supporting Clinton and 44% supporting Trump. - Evan Vucci/AP

On the eve of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the two nominees are locked in a virtual tie according to a slew of national and swing-state polls released Sunday.

The latest Washington Post / ABC News national poll shows likely voters almost evenly split, with 46% supporting Clinton and 44% supporting Trump.

Another 5% said they support Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, while 1% say they support Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

The race is even closer among registered voters, with Clinton and Trump both getting 41% apiece, Johnson getting 7% and Stein getting 2%.

The poll, the margin-of-error of which was 4.5 percentage points, comes just hours before Clinton and Trump are slated to go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday at Hofstra University.

Clinton had emerged from the Democratic National Convention in July with a substantial bounce in polls but has seen her lead shrink since. - Justin Sullivan/Getty Images © Provided by New York Daily News Clinton had emerged from the Democratic National Convention in July with a substantial bounce in polls but has seen her lead shrink since. - Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Nearly 80% of those polled said they intend to watch the event.

Clinton had emerged from the Democratic National Convention in July with a substantial bounce in polls — she was up by as many as 10 percentage points in some national surveys.

The Democratic nominee, however, has seen her lead shrink since, as Trump has reduced his bombast and after she revealed, after nearly collapsing at the 9/11 memorial ceremony, that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Meanwhile, several other polls out Sunday show that the race has tightened in several key battleground states, too.

The latest Muhlenberg College poll shows Clinton leading Trump by just three percentage points (44%-41%) in Pennsylvania — a margin that has shrunk significantly since the group's poll in the state last week which showed Clinton up by nine percentage points.

The race has narrowed in Colorado, as well.

A CBS News Battleground Tracker poll out Sunday showed Clinton beating Trump 40%-39% in the Centennial State.

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