Poll shows Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump in virtual tie

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A new nationwide poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a virtual tie.

A new nationwide poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a virtual tie.

In the CBS/New York Times poll, both Clinton and Trump poll at 40 percent, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

The poll revealed 90 percent of Trump voters have made up their minds who they are voting for and 88 percent of Clinton voters have as well.

The poll was conducted after FBI Director James Comey called Clinton "careless" in how she handled her emails as secretary of state, but opted against pushing for criminal charges. It's possible the results of that email probe hurt Clinton in the polls, but she has lots of time to recover before the November election.

Meantime, Trump is concerned with picking the right running mate for his campaign, one who appeases both his voting base and Republicans who aren't supportive of his candidacy for president. The Republican Convention kicks off Monday in Cleveland.

Media gathered outside the home of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as sources tell ABC News that Donald Trump is leaning strongly towards Pence as his running mate.

But ABC news can't confirm an offer's been made-and the official reveal is set for tomorrow at 10 a.m. central time in New York.

Sources say he is leaning toward Ind/ Governor Mike Pence.

Sources tell ABC News the final two contenders are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Pence and Gingrich met with Trump and his children in Indianapolis Wednesday.

"Nothing was offered, nothing was accepted. But we had a great conversation about the country, about the challenges facing America and my firm belief that Donald Trump is going to provide the kind of leadership that America needs," Pence said.

Clinton has time before the pressure is really on to pick a VP. The Democratic Convention isn't until later this month. Until then, she is concentrating her efforts on building opposition to the Republican hopeful.

"His campaign is as divisive as any we have seen in our lifetimes. It is built on stoking mistrust and pitting American against American," Clinton said.

Clinton met with Democrats on Capitol Hill, meeting with Democrats and still vetting possible running mates. She campaigned in what could be a VP audition with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and slamming Trump as a polarizing figure unfit to be president.

"Next week in Cleveland they will nominate someone who thinks Latino outreach is tweeting a picture of a taco bowl," Clinton said.

As Cleveland prepares for next week, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers he's headed to the Buckeye State Friday to checkout RNC security firsthand.

"I am concerned about the prospect of demonstrations getting out of hand, and am concerned about the possibility of violence," Johnson said.