Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 46% to 41% in new poll

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a jibe at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, urging her to "sleep well" ahead of the first presidential debate next week, which is likely to attract a record viewership.

Hillary Clinton is taking the day off again, she needs the rest. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 6% support.

Clinton held a 51-30 percent lead over Trump in Tuesday's Siena Research Institute poll.

"Hillary can win just one (Florida, Ohio, or North Carolina) and win the presidency ... or she could get over 270 by winning Colorado and New Hampshire ... or Iowa ... or Nevada ... you get the idea", Mook wrote, adding that Trump would need to win six of those seven to win.

The Republican-controlled Senate led by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) was viewed favorably by 48 percent of voters, its top mark in the Siena poll; while the Democrat-led Assembly was seen favorably by 44 percent of voters.

"Although Clinton's lead is smaller than in our last poll, she is maintaining her advantage in Florida given the ominous state of her poll standing last week", pollster Patrick Murray said.

Clinton had the backing of 46% of likely Florida voters, while Trump had 41% support. The poll has a margin of error of 3.86 percentage points.

With regard to the other candidates, 6 percent of voter preference goes to Jill Stein, candidate of the Green Party, while the nominee for the Libertarian Party, Gary Johnson, is now favored by 5 percent.

Polls in battleground states and nationally have tightened up in the last few weeks and According to Advertising Age, The Trump campaign and its PACs have spent a fraction in TV and radio ads from September 16 through the election compared to the Clinton campaign its PACs.