Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by five percentage points (46% to 41%) among likely voters in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
When the field is narrowed to registered voters, Clinton leads by 10 percentage points, 45% to 35%, suggesting the Democrats need to get out the vote.
The Washington Post-ABC News telephone poll was conducted Sept. 5-8 among 1,002 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Various polls last week showed Trump in a close race in swing states and even with an edge (45% to 43% nationally in a CNN-ORC poll).
That prompted the Trump campaign to send an email to supporters saying he was leading "crooked Hillary" by two percentage points and seeking contributions from $24 to $100-per person to "keep the momentum going."
Clinton and Trump square off in the first presidential debate Sept. 26.