Clinton camp smashes fundraising record: $143 million in August

Clinton leads Trump by 4.5 points in an average of surveys by the website Real Clear Politics, 46.4 percent vs 41.9 percent. Only 30 percent said Clinton doesn't deserved to be criticized for this.

The most common argument for not voting for a third party candidate is that voting for anyone besides the nominee in the two major parties is a wasted vote; however, according to a "Washington Post" poll, about 32 percent of voters would consider voting for a third party.

By Thursday, Trump backtracked again, telling Fox News host Bill O'Reilly he might focus only on immigrants who had committed crimes, getting the "bad players" out first before reassessing how to deal with others who don't have legal permission to stay in the U.S. The latest USC/Los Angeles Times poll has a 45 to 42 percent lead over Clinton. All polls used in calculating the average include both Gary Johnson and Jill Stein on the list of candidates tested. On the overall access and affordability of health care, 52 percent trusted Clinton, compared with 39 percent saying Trump would do better.

Clinton continues to lead Trump among those under 40, while Trump is ahead among older voters.

CNN said that on Labor Day it will air back-to-back two-hour documentaries on Clinton and Trump, starting at 8 p.m. EDT.

Polling data in half a dozen competitive races conducted jointly by House Republican candidates and the National Republican Congressional Committee in recent weeks show that while Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton in geographic regions across the country, House GOP candidates are outperforming their nominee.

Technology is playing a bigger role than ever in the presidential race - from how the campaigns engage voters to the ways the media covers the candidates and the platforms we use to follow along.

Clinton's high of 44 percent in early August just after the Democratic National Convention has disappeared, leaving her with the lowest level of support since the middle of July. And Clinton can't take swing states for granted: in Pennsylvania, for example, she led Trump by seven points in a Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday.

But how can Trump be a pro-business candidate when he promises to punish China with huge tariffs and disparages the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, even though it will help the United States compete with China in key trading markets? For instance, Rasmussen has party loyalty nearly entirely even (71% for Trump, 73% for Hillary) when most polls give Hillary a significant edge. Another 9 percent are undecided.

The Democratic presidential nominee has an average of 42 percent support to Trump's 37 percent, according to five nationwide telephone polls conducted between August 9 and 30.

The news came after the Democratic nominee spent much of the month off of the campaign trail, devoting her time to fundraising, which allowed her to rake in more than $4.5 million a day.



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