Donald Trump Catches Up to Hillary Clinton in Latest Poll

His remarkable turnaround cuts the Democratic candidate’s lead to just one point in one week

Last Updated: May 12, 2016 @ 7:09 AM

Donald Trump’s popularity has skyrocketed to the point that he is now running almost even with Hillary Clinton among U.S. voters, according to a new poll.

According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll, 41 percent of likely voters support Clinton and 40 percent back Trump. As recently as last week, Clinton led Trump by around 13 points in the same poll. The remarkable turnaround has cut Clinton’s lead to one point in one week.

Trump has continued to pick up steam since he became the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee after U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich dropped out of the GOP race.

Clinton has essentially clinched the Democratic nomination unless a bunch of superdelegates change their minds at the last minute during this summer’s convention in Philadelphia.

An additional 19 percent of potential voters have not yet made up their minds, according to the poll. The online poll surveyed 1,289 people.

Meanwhile, Trump will look for even more support when he lands in Los Angeles later this month to begin a series of aggressive fundraising events with the aim of raising up $1 billion for the fall campaign.

He is set to attend a May 25 dinner at the home of real estate investor Thomas Barrack Jr., which will include a photo line, cocktails and dinner, according to the Washington Post.

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