Trump pledges to pour millions more into his campaign to stop collapse

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Hillary Clinton will take to the stage with her best asset, First Lady Michelle Obama, in North Carolina, while her running mate Tim Kaine campaigns in Ohio.

79 per cent of likely Republican voters said they would vote for him, many with the expectation that he would promote a conservative agenda in Congress and appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court.

Among those supporting Clinton, 66 percent say they want the Democratic nominee to become president and 34 percent say they are backing Clinton to prevent a Trump presidency.

In Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race, Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty holds a 3 point advantage, 47-44 percent over Republican incumbent Pat Toomey. Just 1 per cent of Democrats say the debates made them more likely to support Trump.

Overall, the poll shows Clinton leading Trump nationally by a staggering 14 percentage points among likely voters, 51 percent to 37 percent.

Mrs Clinton said she meant to reach out to Republican leaders in Congress next month but sidestepped a question of whether she plans to meet one-on-one with Mr Trump after the November election.

"Pence is sane", said poll respondent William Goldstein, a 71-year-old from Long Island, New York, who voted for Mitt Romney four years ago. And the poll was taken before the government projected sharp cost increases. Six percent liked him because he is pro-life and five percent said they agreed with him on the issues. That number rises slightly to 85 per cent if forced to choose only between Trump and Clinton.

The Republican presidential nominee said in an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor Mark Halperin that polls are underestimating his support in several battleground states where he's now trailing Clinton.

Mrs Clinton's campaign dismissed Mr Trump's comments as yet more evidence of the Republican candidate cosying up to Mr Putin. That's a change from his regular claim that he needs to "Make America Great Again".

There was no mention on Tuesday from Clinton about the news from the Department of Health and Human Services that premiums for insurance under President Barack Obama's signature health care law would rise sharply next year. Nine in 10 Democratic and Republican voters alike prefer their own party to have control. While the moment of bipartisanship is often short-lived, the public appearance sends an important signal to the country that both parties are ready to accept the will of the voters and move forward. The difference, then, is nonwhites who aren't black or Hispanic; accounting for about a quarter of nonwhites, they are splitting evenly between Clinton and Trump, 42 to 42 percent.

By contrast, Americans are divided evenly, 49-49, in their favorable versus unfavorable assessments of the Democratic Party.

"Don't forget, don't get complacent, because we've got to turn people out", she said. "Libertarian Gary Johnson has seen his standing drop since last week by 2 percentage points to 5% and Jill Stein of the Green Party earns 2%".

Almost 70 percent of all Nevada ballots were cast early in 2012; Obama won the state by 6 percentage points. That would be almost tied. The Texas Pulse poll finds Trump with a larger lead with Texas women than with Texas men.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday and conducted from October 20 to October 24 found that 41 percent of Republicans now expect Clinton to win the election, versus 40 percent for Trump.

The poll's numbers have remained generally consistent in the four-way matchup, but the head-to-head numbers are much closer than UNF's earlier polls.

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