Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has teased his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to "sleep well" ahead of the first presidential debate next week which is likely to attract a record number of viewership.
Clinton's campaign quickly responded to Trump's latest comments, saying they show he "hasn't actually changed his mind" about the birther myth.
She's now just 2.1% ahead of Donald Trump - with 44.5% to Trump's 42.4%. A Washington Post/ABC News poll last month found Clinton and Trump to be the two most unpopular presidential candidates in decades.
"Well, I just wanted to get on with, I wanted to get on with the campaign", the GOP nominee replied. Another 6 percent intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 1 percent support Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Younger voters seemed less interested in the election than the other age groups, the poll discovered. This sample has a margin of error of +4.9 percent. In a head-to-head race, Clinton leads Trump by 7 points, 48 percent to 41 percent.
Those without a college degree break for Trump, 53 percent to 35 percent, while those with college degrees tilt in Clinton's favor, 49 percent to 43 percent.
On the Democratic side, Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state continued to bother voters; 64 percent expressed concern about the issue.
When Johnson voters were asked to choose between Clinton and Trump, slightly more said they prefer Trump, though almost 4 in 10 continued to indicate no preference. She is also seen as more knowledgeable and experienced (60 percent to 23 percent) and with a better temperament to be president (56 percent to 23 percent).
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