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Startling result likely in US poll: Joyce

AAP logoAAP 9/11/2016 Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has forecast a "startling result" in the US presidential election.

Latest figures have Republican candidate Donald Trump slightly ahead of the Democrat Hillary Clinton as counting continues, confounding pollsters and betting markets which were predicting a Clinton win.

"We are about to see quite a startling result," Mr Joyce told parliament on Wednesday.

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