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Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb could win nearly 10 percent of the vote as an independent candidate in two key swing states, a new poll found.

In a three-way test between Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Webb, Clinton has a one-point lead over Trump (41-40), and Webb takes 9 percent of the vote. In both Iowa and North Carolina, Webb takes more from Trump than Clinton, according to the Public Policy Polling survey released on Wednesday.

The independent candidate ran as a Democrat for four months before dropping out of the primary, as he did not gain any traction among voters. A former Republican, he was criticized for not being progressive enough for the Democratic Party.

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