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Presidential race tightens further, says CBS News poll

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With the election less than a week away, a new poll shows the presidential race has grown even tighter.

The CBS NEWS/New York Times poll results were released on Thursday and show Democrat Hillary Clinton with only a 3 point lead over Republican Donald Trump.

The poll put the numbers at 45 percent for Clinton and 42 percent for Trump.

Libertarian Gary Johnson polled at 5 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein was at 4 percent.

Clinton had a 9 point lead at the beginning of October.

While she maintained the support of women and white college graduates, Trump's support among men, including white men, increased over the last few weeks after dropping in mid-October.

Most voters told researchers that their candidate choice will not be affected by new investigations into Clinton's email or allegations of sexual assault by Trump.

As far as whether or not voters' minds are made up, 92 percent said they won't be changing their choice. The same goes for 95 percent of Clinton supporters and 95 percent of Trump supporters.

CBS News/New York Times Poll, Nov. 3, 2016 by CBS News Politics on Scribd

A complete breakdown of the poll can be seen here.

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