On The Campaign Trail, Latest Polls (Video)

Frame Grab from NYTimes video: Obama Derides Trump’s Veracity

It’s a mixed political bag this morning as the campaign trail meanders around the country. Some of the headlines center on Collin Powell’s leaked emails, others on Trump’s ‘Child Care’ plans. And then there are the stand-ins for Hillary – Bill Clinton and President Obama. And then there’s the newest polls, they’re all over the place, while in Ohio the Bloomberg poll gives Trump a 5 point lead.

CBSNews: Colin Powell rips Clinton, Trump in leaked emails

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is suddenly at the center of the presidential campaign because of a batch of stolen emails from his Gmail account, that show he has issues with both major presidential candidates.

Politico: The gap between Trump’s America and Clinton’s is getting worse

If Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sometimes seem like they’re talking about two different Americas, there’s a reason: Their voting bases pretty much live in two different Americas. Clinton voters are concentrated in cities, in the nation’s denser and more diverse areas; Trump voters dominate rural areas and America’s wide-open landscapes.

As a lot of political observers have noted, Trump’s grim-sounding language about a downcast America makes more sense if you realize just what’s happening for his rural base. And buried in the Census Bureau’s new report on income, poverty and health insurance, released Tuesday, are two piece of further bad news for rural America—trends that could keep shaping politics well after November’s election.

Fox News: Obama hits campaign trail for Clinton amid rough patch, calls her ‘fit’ to lead

President Obama returned Tuesday to the campaign trail to help fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton through arguably the rockiest stretch of her White House campaign, brushing aside the controversies that have dogged her candidacy and assuring voters she’s “fit” for office — as she spends a second day off the trail on doctor’s orders.

“You want to debate who is more fit to be our president?” Obama asked the crowd at a rally in Philadelphia. “One candidate [has] traveled to more countries than any secretary of state ever has. … And the other … isn’t fit in any way, shape or form to represent this country.”

NBC News: Comparing Trump and Clinton’s Child Care Plans

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Tuesday unveiled his new proposal to help families with the high cost of child care expenses.

It’s a policy issue he has not focused on throughout his long career (although he has inaccurately said a child care program offered for guests of his resorts is available for his employees’ child care needs). He also repeatedly said in the past that it’s up to women to take the lead in child care.

New York Times: Mike Pence Is Rebuffed as He Tries to Rally G.O.P. Leaders Over ‘Deplorables’

Gov. Mike Pence came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday on a mission to promote Republican unity, attacking Hillary Clinton for describing many supporters of the G.O.P. ticket as bigoted “deplorables” and urging Republicans to rally behind their nominee, Donald J. Trump.

But Mr. Pence struggled to press the attack: In separate news conferences, House and Senate Republican leaders declined to join Mr. Pence, the Indiana governor and vice-presidential nominee, in rebuking Mrs. Clinton over her remark.

From McClatchy: In Philadelphia, President Obama defended Hillary Clinton and attacked the Trump campaign. Elsewhere on the campaign trail, Trump hoisted a baby Lion King-style while Mike Pence refused to call former KKK leader David Duke “deplorable.”


The latest polls from RealClearPolitics

National Polling Data

Poll Date Sample MoE
Clinton (D)
Trump (R)
RCP Average 8/26 – 9/13 45.6 43.5 Clinton +2.1
LA Times/USC Tracking 9/7 – 9/13 2550 LV 4.5 42 47 Trump +5
NBC News/SM 9/5 – 9/11 16220 RV 1.1 48 44 Clinton +4
ABC News/Wash Post 9/5 – 9/8 642 LV 4.5 51 43 Clinton +8
Economist/YouGov 9/4 – 9/6 955 RV 4.7 44 42 Clinton +2
Reuters/Ipsos 9/1 – 9/5 1084 LV 3.5 40 38 Clinton +2
CNN/ORC 9/1 – 9/4 786 LV 3.5 48 49 Trump +1
IBD/TIPP 8/26 – 9/1 861 LV 3.4 44 43 Clinton +1
FOX News 8/28 – 8/30 1011 RV 3.0 48 42 Clinton +6

All General Election: Trump vs. Clinton Polling Data

Florida Polling Data

Poll Date Sample MoE
Trump (R)
Clinton (D)
RCP Average 8/19 – 9/9 44.3 44.2 Trump +0.1
JMC Analytics* 9/7 – 9/8 781 LV 3.5 46 42 Trump +4
CBS News/YouGov* 9/7 – 9/9 1193 LV 3.5 42 44 Clinton +2
Quinnipiac 8/29 – 9/7 761 LV 3.6 47 47 Tie
PPP (D) 9/4 – 9/6 744 LV 3.6 46 47 Clinton +1
Mason-Dixon* 8/22 – 8/24 625 LV 4.0 42 44 Clinton +2
Florida Atlantic University* 8/19 – 8/22 1200 LV 2.7 43 41 Trump +2

All Florida: Trump vs. Clinton Polling Data

Ohio Polling Data

Poll Date Sample MoE
Clinton (D)
Trump (R)
RCP Average 8/25 – 9/12 44.3 44.0 Clinton +0.3
Bloomberg 9/9 – 9/12 802 LV 3.5 43 48 Trump +5
CBS News/YouGov* 9/7 – 9/9 994 LV 3.9 46 39 Clinton +7
Quinnipiac 8/29 – 9/7 775 LV 3.5 45 46 Trump +1
Emerson* 8/25 – 8/27 800 LV 3.4 43 43 Tie

All Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton Polling Data