Trump closes the gap as Biden lead drops by another point to just 4.8pc with two days to go

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden‘s race to claim the White House is tightening in the final stages, according to a new poll released on Saturday.

With just two days of campaigning left before Tuesday’s vote, Biden’s comfortable lead is reducing.

The IBD/TIPP tracking poll shows that Biden’s national lead is dipping to just under five per cent, and as little as three per cent in battleground states.

They definite battleground states as the six states decided by less than two points in 2016.

Donald Trump, campaigning in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday could be gaining

Donald Trump, campaigning in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday could be gaining

Joe Biden, speaking at a rally in Detroit on Saturday, has found his lead drop by 1 point in a day

Joe Biden, speaking at a rally in Detroit on Saturday, has found his lead drop by 1 point in a day

The findings, reported in the New York Post, give Trump fresh hope that he could again win through the electoral college, even if he loses the popular vote. 

Biden has 49.5 per cent support nationwide in the poll of likely voters, compared to 44.7 per cent for Trump — a 4.8 per cent lead, well outside its 3.2 per cent margin of error.

Trump gained almost a full percentage point on Biden from the poll’s Friday measurement, which found the Democrat with a 5.6 per cent lead.

Biden, 77, has had a constant lead over Trump, 74 – but it has been a rollercoaster.

On October 20 Trump was only two points behind, but Biden has since made up lost territory.

The results of Saturday’s survey also show that his lead could be deceptive.

Voters stand in line in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday to cast their ballot

Voters stand in line in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday to cast their ballot

A poll worker in Alexandria sanitizes the voting station on Saturday

A poll worker in Alexandria sanitizes the voting station on Saturday

The comfortably blue areas of the West Coast belie the fact that, in the midwestern swing states, his lead is a wafer-thin two points.

And among black and Hispanic voters, Trump has made substantial gains over his 2016 support. 

The poll found Trump with 48 per cent of the Latino vote, neck-and-neck with Biden’s 50 per cent — and with 13 per cent of the African-American vote, a substantial improvement over the 8 per cent who voted for him in 2016.

The IBD/TIPP poll, one of the most accurate of the 2016 presidential election, had Hillary Clinton with a 1-per cent lead over Trump on the final weekend before Election Day.

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