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New Poll Shows Clinton’s Lead Shrinking in Illinois

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead in Illinois has shrunk by six points since August, according to a new Victory Research poll.

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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead in Illinois has shrunk by six points since August, according to a new Victory Research poll.

    Clinton received 49 percent of support in a new survey that polled 1,200 likely general election Illinois voters between September 21-24. In comparison, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received 35 percent of support. The poll surveyed voters using both landline and cellphone calls. The poll’s margin of error is 2.83 percent. Additionally, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson garnered 4 percent of support, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein receive over 1 percent of the vote. Both candidates’ totals were down from the August poll.

    In August, Clinton led Trump by 20 percent. In that poll, the former Secretary of State received 53 percent of support, while Trump received 33 percent.

    The poll also found that Clinton has more support within her party. She received the support of 86 percent of Democratic voters, while Trump garnered support from 73 percent of Republicans.

    Clinton leads Trump 81 percent to 11 in Chicago and 49 percent to 37 percent in suburban Cook County, according to the poll. In August, Clinton led Trump in suburban Cook County 53 percent to 33 percent.

    However, Trump holds small leads in traditionally Republican party of the state. In the Collar Counties, the Republican leads 44 percent to 40 percent. In Northwest Illinois, he leads 41 percent to 40 percent, and in Central and Southern Illinois, the billionaire leads Clinton 41 percent to 40 percent.

    The poll was independently conducted by Victory Research.