Two national polls released hours before the first presidential debate on Monday found Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump running neck and neck in the 2016 race.
Trump had the support of 43% of the 1,002 likely voters surveyed from Wednesday to Saturday by Bloomberg, versus Clinton’s 41%, in a four-way race that included Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein.
Clinton, however, had the edge in a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,115 likely voters surveyed from Thursday to Sunday. She earned 44% of support in the poll compared with Trump’s 43%.
Johnson registered at 8% in both polls. Stein garnered 4% of support in the Bloomberg poll and 2% in the Quinnipiac poll.
The Bloomberg poll had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points; the Quinnipiac poll had a margin of error of 2.9 points.
The two polls came hours before Clinton and Trump were set to face off at the Hofstra University debate, one of the most anticipated political events in modern American history.