CLEVELAND, the United States, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a direct head-to-head match-up, 46 percent to 45 percent, according to a poll issued Tuesday, the second day of the on-going Republican National Convention.
Later on Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are expected to lead the convention's formal nomination of the Republican Party's presumptive candidates for president and vice president, Trump and his runmate Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
For Clinton, this is slightly down from the 3-point lead she held in last week's tracking poll numbers, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.
The contest is also competitive in a four-way general election scenario between Clinton (39 percent), Trump (40 percent), Libertarian Gary Johnson (10 percent) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (5 percent), the poll finds.
Meanwhile, half of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters think the party is divided now; nearly four in 10 think the GOP will still be divided in November. Only 11 percent think the party is unified now.
These numbers are virtually unchanged since they were last asked in the middle of June, said a NBC report.
However, Republican National Convention on Monday adopted the party's platform for the 2016 elections with rich Donald Trump style, vowing to lead a turnaround from the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
It is expected as the Republican National Convention gets underway this week, party leaders will focus on rallying Republicans behind the New York billionaire, though many prominent Republicans will be noticeably absent from the convention, including the convention's host state Ohio's governor John Kasich.
The survey was conducted online July 11 through July 17 among a national sample of 9,436 adults who say they are registered to vote. Respondents were selected from the nearly three million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Results have an error estimate of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. Enditem