Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican rival Donald Trump by 3 points nationwide, according to a latest poll.

In a four-way matchup, Clinton bests Trump, 43% to 40%, the Fox News poll released on Friday said.

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The poll represents a slight increase in support for the Democratic nominee, who led her Republican counterpart by just 1% point in the previous Fox News poll, conducted September 11-14, prior to Monday’s first presidential debate.

Clinton even did better in a head-to-head matchup with Trump among likely voters, 49% to 44%.

Trump had led Clinton by 1% point in a two-way race in the previous poll.

Friday’s poll was conducted live via cell phone and landline from Tuesday to Thursday among a random sample of 1,009 registered voters nationwide.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3% points.

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