Donald Trump now leads Hillary Clinton for the first time since May, according to the ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll.
While Trump’s edge is just 1 point — which is well within the margin of error — the Republican candidate has made up 13 points in under two weeks.
Trump — who used to read off every poll he led during rallies but had begun to call them inaccurate after he started to decline — has decided he likes them again, or at least he likes this one.
But not everyone wants to capitalize on the poll. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich called the new poll an “absurdity.”
Washington Post-ABC poll is an absurdity. Trump has not moved up 13 points in the last 8 days.he was NEVER 12 points behind. Ignore polls— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) November 1, 2016
At this point in 2012, Mitt Romney led President Obama by 1 point.
The daily tracking poll was conducted Oct. 27-30, 2016, and included 1,128 likely voters. The margin of error is 3 points.