Trump draws even with Clinton in national White House poll

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs at the end of a campaign rally in Eugene, Oregon, U.S.By Ginger Gibson and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday, in a dramatic early sign that the Nov. 8 presidential election might be more hotly contested than first thought. While much can change in the six months until the election, the results of the online survey are a red flag for the Clinton campaign that the billionaire’s unorthodox bid for the White House cannot be brushed aside. Trump’s numbers surged after he effectively won the Republican nomination last week by knocking out his two remaining rivals, according to the poll.

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