Donald Trump has taken a one-point lead over Hillary Clinton, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates.
Trump picked up support from 46 percent of likely voters, compared to 45 percent for Clinton. Gary Johnson dropped to three percent and Jill Stein came in at two percent.
The report notes that enthusiasm for Clinton has “ebbed” since the latest email-related scandal broke on Friday when the FBI announced it would review emails found on Anthony Weiner’s computer. Trump now leads Clinton by eight points in the share of voters who are “very enthusiastic” about their candidate.
The “strong enthusiasm” supporters for Clinton dropped by seven percent since the start of the study. 53 percent of Trump supports are very enthusiastic while Clinton’s supporters come in at 45 percent in the category. The ABC polls study that enthusiasm for both candidates is down compared to past elections.
The one-point Clinton-Trump race overall is within the survey’s margin of sampling error. On Monday, gambling odds on who will win the election moved in Trump’s favor.
Voters on both sides of the aisle took to Twitter to celebrate or mock the news.
Trump is beating Clinton by 1 in ABC poll. pic.twitter.com/1pE9OUsD1j
— Anonymous (@LatestAnonNews) November 1, 2016
When you see Trump supporters rejoice over Trump leading Clinton by 1 point in polls like it means something pic.twitter.com/MdlWWxm5ar
— Shamayita (@Shamayita) November 1, 2016
Why is Trump ahead of Clinton by 1 in the new ABC poll after she led by 13 2 weeks ago? Because she's doing a piss-poor job of closing.
— MovieJay (@MovieJay) November 1, 2016
ObamaScare is one of the reasons Trump leads Clinton by 1.
— SFC John Titor (@JohnRenzi2036) November 1, 2016
People. Electoral votes count. Not national level polls. Trump has no path. Now untwist yer knickers, mmkay? https://t.co/zn3Tuc2opO
— Arjen de Wolff (@adewolff) November 1, 2016
Losing a 12 point lead in the space of a week is almost an achievement: https://t.co/CwW71uPyAe
— Andrew Smith (@andrew_graeme) November 1, 2016
The Mexican peso dives after a new poll shows Trump leading Clinton by 1 point https://t.co/CZzMxnRZoL
— Szabó Orsolya (@Orsolya1987) November 1, 2016
— Daniel Karlson (@Karlson_kid) November 1, 2016