Donald Trump Takes Lead Over Hillary Clinton in Latest ABC News Poll

The GOP nominee ahead by just one point one week from Election Day

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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.