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Republican Donald Trump's lead among men and white voters all but vanished as Democrat Hillary Clinton takes a 47 - 40 percent likely voter lead, with 7 percent for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and 1 percent for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday. 

This compares to a 45 - 40 percent Clinton lead in an October 7 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University. 

Today, men are divided with 43 percent for Trump and 41 percent for Clinton. Women back Clinton 52 - 37 percent. 

White voters go 45 percent for Trump and 41 percent for Clinton, while non-white voters back Clinton 63 - 25 percent. 

In a head-to-head, two-way race, Clinton tops Trump 50 - 44 percent. 

The news media are biased against Trump, American likely voters say 55 - 42 percent, including Republicans 88 - 8 percent and independent voters 61 - 37 percent. Democrats say 77 - 20 percent that the media are not biased. 

American likely voters believe 51 - 31 percent that Trump assaulted several women. Democrats believe it 84 - 5 percent and independent voters believe it 45 - 34 percent. Republicans don't believe it 56 - 22 percent. 

"Donald Trump made the charge, and American likely voters agree: There IS a media bias against the GOP contender," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. 

"But does that explain his lackluster standing with his core base?" 

Trump does not have a sense of decency, American likely voters say 59 - 36 percent and he is not fit to be president, voters say 58 - 38 percent. 

Clinton does have a sense of decency, voters say 55 - 42 percent, but they are divided on whether she is fit to be president, as 47 percent say yes and 49 percent say no. 

"Media bias or not, Trump's character issues have ominous implications," Malloy said. "The consensus opinion is that Trump groped women and is neither fit enough nor a decent enough person to be President." 

From October 17 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,007 likely voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones. 

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