Donald gains on Hillary

NEWTOWN, Pa./NEW YORK – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday.

The polling data showed Mr Trump’s argument that the Nov. 8 election is “rigged” against him has resonated with members of his party.

“Remember folks, it’s a rigged system,” Mr Trump told a Pennsylvania rally on Friday.

“That’s why you’ve got to get out and vote, you’ve got to watch. Because this system is totally rigged.”

Mrs Clinton led Mr Trump 44 per cent to 40 per cent, according to the Oct. 14-20 Reuters/Ipsos poll, a 4-point lead. That compared with 44 per cent for Mrs Clinton and 37 per cent for Mr Trump in the Oct. 7-13 poll released last week.

An average of national opinion polls by RealClearPolitics shows Mrs Clinton 6.2 percentage points ahead at 48.1 per cent support to Mr Trump’s 41.9 per cent.

Mr Trump is slated to give a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, best known as the site of a decisive Civil War battle and cemetery, and the place where Republican President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous address.

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