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Clinton, Trump Virtually Tied as GOP Convention Kicks Off: Poll



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    Democrat Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican Donald Trump.

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied in the polls as the Republican National Convention kicks off, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.

    Clinton has 46 percent support and Trump 45 percent, according to the survey of 9,436 adults who say they are registered to vote.

    In a four-way general election scenario, Clinton has the backing of 39 percent, Trump 40 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson 10 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 5 percent.

    Half of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters think the GOP is divided now, but will unite by November. But nearly four in 10 think the party will still be divided in November.

    Trump Will Honor Election Results 'If I Win'

    [NATL] Trump Will Honor Presidential Election Results 'If I Win'
    Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Oct. 20, 2016, Donald Trump said that he would accept the presidential election results if they were in his favor. "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all the people of the United Staes that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election -- if I win,” Donald Trump said, emphasizing the last three words by pointing into the crowd. The rally was held the day following the final debate, during which the issue of whether he would accept the election results came up. At the debate, he said he would have to wait and see what the results were. (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)

    The poll was conducted online from July 11 to July 17 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points.