Democrat Hillary Clinton has been pipped to the top of the presidential polling charts for the first time by Republican Donald Trump.
RealClearPolitics (RCP), a polling data site averages out a national poll which asks US citizens who’d they pick to be their president in a competition between two candidates.
They have revealed that Trump is winning by 0.2 per cent ahead of Clinton.
However, the big decision day is still six months away – in November – so there is plenty of time for Americans to change their mind.
According to other results from leading polls by other major news sources in America, Americans are ‘nearly split’ when given a choice between Trump and Clinton.
When looking at demographic support, Clinton continues to receive a huge amount of support among women. Trump, however, does much better among men.
A third of Clinton and Trump supporters say the chief reason they support their candidate is in opposition to the other party’s candidate.
It is clear that negative feelings affect both candidates in the presidential race and something that both candidates will need to rise above to become the next resident of the White House.