According to the Daily Mail newspaper, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest opinion poll released on Tuesday.
The newspaper added that Trump’s gains came as he accepted his party’s nomination to the November 8 ballot at the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, and as Clinton’s nomination in Philadelphia this week was marred by party divisions and the resignation of a top official.
It is the first time Trump has been ahead since early May.
The July 22-26 Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 39 per cent of likely voters supported Trump, 37 per cent supported Clinton and 24 per cent would vote for neither.
The poll had a credibility interval of four percentage points, meaning that the two candidates should be considered about even in support.
Clinton held a three-point lead on Friday, which was also within the credibility interval.