Hillary Clinton, lifted by support from college-educated and non-white voters, holds a clear but narrow lead over Donald Trump in the final NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before Tuesday's election.
Clinton draws 44 percent support from likely voters to 40 percent for Trump, 6 percent for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, and 2 percent for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Her four-percentage point advantage exceeds the survey's margin for error of 2.73 percentage points.
The Democratic nominee's lead has diminished sharply from the 11 percentage point edge she held in the previous NBC/WSJ poll, taken in mid-October after the second of three presidential debates. But the underlying patterns of support for the two contenders — by gender, race, education, and age — remains the same.
Trump leads by eight percentage points among men, but Clinton commands a larger 13 percentage point advantage among women. Trump leads by 16 percentage points among whites, but Clinton leads by 75 percentage points among African-Americans and 42 percentage points among Hispanics.