Clinton leads Trump with independents in Bloomberg Poll
Photo: BloombergThe Democrat presidential nominee has is a four-point head of Trump.
In a survey conducted Friday through Monday by Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton holds a slim advantage with independents, with almost half the voters in the crucial bloc saying renewed scrutiny of her e-mail won't impact their vote.
Likely voters who don't identify with either party represented 29 percent of the electorate in the last presidential election and now back Clinton over Donald Trump 39 percent to 35 percent in a head-to-head contest, the latest Purple Slice online poll for Bloomberg Politics shows. When third-party candidates are included, she holds a three-point edge.
"This is a very tight race among independents, who are finding themselves alienated from both major party candidates as well as both parties as they make their final choice," said pollster Doug Usher, who led the survey.