Poll: Clinton leads Trump by seven points nationally

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton by 7 points nationally, according to a new poll.

A Reuters/Ipsos national poll released late Monday night shows Clinton takes 43 percent support while Trump takes 35 percent support. Clinton led Trump by 15 points in the same poll last week.

The poll comes during the Republican National Convention where Trump became the party’s nominee. Nominees usually see a jump in the polls during and after the conventions.

Clinton’s lead has diminished since FBI Director James Comey revealed the findings of the FBI’s investigation into her private mail server. The FBI did not recommend charges against Clinton but did criticize her for being “careless” when handling classified information.

A Real Clear Average Politics average of polls shows her lead of 4.6 has dropped to 2.7 points.

The Reuter poll survey 1,069 voters from July 15-19 and has a margin of error of three percentage points.

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