Clinton Ahead in Final NBC-WSJ Election Poll

Two days before the election, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was leading by four points (44% to 40%) over Republican Donald Trump in the final NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll of the 2016 election season.

Libertarian Gary Johnson had 6% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 2%.

The poll was conducted Nov. 3-5 among 1,200 likely voters, which means before FBI director James Comey said the unclosed investigation into Clinton's e-mails had been closed again.

Clinton had a wide lead among early voters 53% to Trump's 39%, while Trump was ahead 48% to 41% among those waiting until election day.

Of all voters polled, 52% said they would be "comfortable" with Clinton as President to only 43% who said the same about Trump.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.