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Stock markets across the world appear to be reeling after a tracking poll put Do

nald Trump in the lead with less than a week to go to election day.
Hillary Clinton fs campaign team has rejected the findings of the poll for ABC New
s and the Washington Post, which put Mr Trump a single percentage point ahead, c
alling into question the methodology used.
The poll gave the Republican 46 per cent to Ms Clinton fs 45 per cent nationally,
a slump for the Democrat after news emerged that the FBI was investigating a new
tranche of her emails.
And as shares in Asia hit a seven-week low following losses on Wall Street, FXTM
Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed said he believed the markets were in the g
early stage of panic h about next week fs vote.
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British government bond prices jumped on Wednesday, tracking US and German debt
prices higher as markets reacted to the increased uncertainty.
Europe fs Stoxx 600 index, which includes the 600 largest companies across the reg
ion, has hit its lowest level since 11 July, and the VIX, a volatility measure d
ubbed the "fear gauge" for Wall Street, jumped 14 per cent on Tuesday to its hig
hest level since June.
Ms Clinton flew in for a number of campaign events on Tuesday night in Florida,
a state which her team sees as holding the key to victory on 8 November.
And a senior aide told reporters on the campaign plane that they simply do not b
elieve the new email story could have given Mr Trump the lead - or even affected
their position in the polls at all.
The official said: gIt fs not what we see all, h according to a report in The Guardia
n. gThere seems to be something about that [ABC/Post] model that seems odd.
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gThe race has tightened the way that we thought it would tighten, but we do not s
ee anything that would suggest [the tracking poll] is right. h
It is not just the ABC/Post poll that indicates a negative fallout for Ms Clinto
n from Friday fs announcement, when FBI director James Comey said the agency was l
ooking into emails, sent by the then-Secretary of State to senior aide Huma Abed
in, found during an unrelated investigation into Ms Abedin fs estranged husband An
thony Weiner.
According to the Real Clear Politics tracker which averages most major polls, th
e Democrat's lead slumped from 4.6 percentage points on Friday to 2.5 points lat
e on Monday.
And a Reuters survey conducted in the midst of the FBI's announcement showed Ms
Clinton on 44 per cent of the vote to Mr Trump's 39 per cent, already slipping s

lightly from a six-point lead with that pollster.

But the aide was reportedly adamant. gWe do not see any evidence that the Comey s
tory has had an impact. We fve seen anecdotal evidence about turnout and our voter
registering, volunteer numbers, etc, that suggests that if anything it has enco
uraged our supporters. h
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ABC News and the Post said the latest poll was conducted by Langer Research Asso
ciates by telephone on October 27-30, among a random national sample of 1,773 ad
ults including landline and cellphone respondents. Among the results for likely
voters, the error margin was plus or minus three points - a fact noted in report
ing of the poll.
Both sides continued to spar on Tuesday over the FBI revelation, with an Abedin
lawyer saying her client learned only from media reports on Friday that a laptop
she shared with Mr Weiner might contain some gpertinent h emails. The attorney sai
d Ms Abedin had still not been contacted by the FBI about the development and sh
e would cooperate if asked.
"The Trump campaign is on the offensive and we're expanding our map," Trump aide
David Bossie said, suggesting the campaign now sees opportunities to compete in
traditional Democratic states such as New Mexico and Michigan.
In Wisconsin, Mr Trump urged early voters there who "are having a bad case of bu
yer's remorse" to change their ballots before Thursday's deadline. gA lot of stuf
f has come out since you voted, h he said.
Four states ? Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania ? allow early vote
switches but the practice is extremely rare, according to the Early Voting Info
rmation Center at Reed College.