The average of the five most recent national surveys shows Clinton with 47% support and Donald Trump at 41%. Libertarian Gary Johnson has seen his standing drop since last week by 2 percentage points to 5% and Jill Stein of the Green Party earns 2%.
That's similar to the margin that Clinton led by in CNN's Poll of Polls last week
, when she led Trump 47% to 39%.
Trump has inched up slightly in some state surveys over the last week, including a 2-point lead in a Florida survey out Wednesday
Two new national polls released Wednesday provided stark contrasts on the state of the race.
A USA Today/Suffolk University poll found Clinton with a 9-point national edge, 47% to 38%. Johnson took home 4%, and Stein 2%. That survey, fielded from October 20 to October 24, polled 1,000 likely voters with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
But a Fox News poll
released Wednesday evening found Clinton only 3 points ahead nationally, 44% to 41%, with Johnson pulling in 7% and 3% for Stein. That poll, which surveyed 1,221 likely voters, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
The CNN Poll of Polls, which does not have a margin of error, includes the USA Today/Suffolk poll; the ABC News Poll conducted October 21-24; the CNN/ORC poll conducted October 20-23; the Quinnipiac University poll conducted October 17-18; and the Fox News poll conducted October 22-25.