Donald Trump Closes Gap In Poll With Clinton

GOP 2016 DebateA new poll finds Donald Trump gaining ground in the head-to-head matchup, despite improvements from Hillary Clinton on top issues.

Clinton received 48 percent support to Trump’s 42 percent, a smaller gap than the 10-point spread in the same poll earlier this month.

The poll finds Clinton garners 41 percent to Trump’s 39 percent, while Libertarian Gary Johnson receives 9 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 4 percent.

The poll comes after Trump’s impromptu meeting with the president of Mexico this afternoon.

Trump flew into a nation he has constantly berated during his campaign to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto and said they discussed a wall Trump has vowed to build on the US southern border.

“Who pays for the wall? We didn’t discuss,” Trump had said when asked by a reporter during a news conference following their meeting in Mexico City. “We did discuss the wall. We didn’t discuss payment of the wall. That’ll be for a later date.”

Trump’s favorability rating hit an all-time high in the fresh Fox News poll, climbing to 42 percent, still 2 points short of the 45 percent of respondents who said they had a favorable view of Clinton. 56 percent said they viewed Trump unfavorably, while 53 percent said the same of Clinton.