Driving the Day BULLETIN -- MIAMI (AP) - “Miami Marlins confirms pitcher Jose Fernandez has been killed in boating accident.” --Fernandez was one of the best pitchers in baseball. He was the National League’s 2013 rookie of the year. The Marlins’ Sunday game against the Atlanta Braves has been canceled. Miami Herald story http://hrld.us/2dtDLSeStory Continued Below Good Sunday morning. Two new polls out this morning show the presidential race is in a dead heat. The Washington Post/ABC poll has Hillary Clinton up two points with likely voters, 46-44, with Gary Johnson getting 5 percent and Jill Stein getting 1 percent. Morning Consult’s pre-debate poll shows Donald Trump up one point in a four-way race among likely voters (Trump 39, Clinton 38, Johnson 9, Stein 4). **SUBSCRIBE to Playbook: http://politi.co/1M75UbX NEW CBS NEWS “BATTLEGROUND TRACKER” poll -- Clinton is leading Trump by eight points (45-37) in Virginia -- that’s down from … [Read more...] about DEAD HEAT between CLINTON and TRUMP before debate — New CLINTON ad — Bonus weekend reads and listens — BIRTHWEEK: Connolly Keigher
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Driving the Day Good Monday morning. Happy New Year to those celebrating Rosh Hashana. We have a new poll out this morning that shows Hillary Clinton with a six-point lead in a four-way matchup against Donald Trump. The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of likely voters -- taken Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 -- shows Clinton up seven in a two-way contest. 74% have heard of Trump’s back-and-forth about Alicia Machado, and 54% said it gave them a less favorable view of the GOP nominee. Women hated it: 55% said it gave them a less favorable view of Trump. 45% of women said it made them less likely to vote for Trump. Story: http://politi.co/2dKAv6a... Full results:http://bit.ly/2dmaUh0 … http://bit.ly/2cX58CE OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:Story Continued Below --America is worried about terror. 56% of those polled said it was very likely or somewhat likely that the U.S. would see a terrorist attack in the next few months. This could be a big issue in down-ballot races. --Paul Ryan is the most popular … [Read more...] about NEW Poll: Clinton up six in four-way contest — TRUMP’s tax nightmare continues — RYAN on the stump for GOP — JIM ROBERTS leaves journalism
Driving the Day And the Cubs win! Game 7 tonight at 8 p.m. in Cleveland. Six days until Election Day. Good Wednesday morning! Listen to today’s “Playbook in 90 Seconds” http://bit.ly/2e1twW4 BULLETIN -- “DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police in Des Moines, Iowa, say 2 officers have been shot and killed in ambush-style attacks.”Story Continued Below HAPPENING TODAY -- “Freedom Caucus plans secret meeting in D.C. today,” by Rachael Bade and Jake Sherman: “Top members of the House Freedom Caucus will hold a rare, pre-election strategy session in Washington on Wednesday to chart the group's moves in November and beyond, sources familiar with the gathering told POLITICO. One of the most pressing questions preoccupying Washington is what the group will do about Paul Ryan. The Wisconsin Republican has said he intends to seek another term as House speaker but has rankled members of the group of several dozen Republican lawmakers that drove John Boehner … [Read more...] about SIX DAYS to Election Day — FREEDOM CAUCUS plotting post-election strategy meeting today — NEW BLOOMBERG POLL: Clinton beats Trump 39-35 among independents — THE LATEST emails — B’DAYS: David Sirota, Gov. Scott Walker
Last Updated Mar 16, 2016 9:03 AM EDT By Stanley Feldman and Melissa HerrmannDonald Trump's Successful DayDonald Trump maintained his leading position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination with wins today in Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois. He fell short, however, of ending the day with a commanding lead by running into a roadblock in Ohio and a razor-close race with Ted Cruz in Missouri. As expected, John Kasich ran well in his home state of Ohio, beating Trump by a comfortable margin. Trump's Core SupportAs has been the case throughout the primary season, the CBS News exit polls show that Trump's core voters are those with less education, those who are angry at the way the federal government is working, and those who want the next president to be from outside of the political establishment. He runs especially well among Republican primary voters who want illegal immigrants working in the U.S. deported and those who want to ban Muslims who are not U.S. citizens … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump now closer to facing each other in November
In the wake of the Indiana primary, with Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping their presidential bids, the 2016 Republican race has been decided: Donald Trump is the likely GOP nominee. And on the Democratic side, despite a narrow loss for Hillary Clinton in the Hoosier State, the delegate math still makes it a near-impossible task for Bernie Sanders to win the nomination. Thus, barring some unforeseen calamity, the battle lines of the general election have been drawn: Clinton vs. Trump. Wait - Are the primaries over? First, a quick note on last night's results, and the race for delegates in both parties. CBS News estimates that Donald Trump has picked up all of Indiana's 57 delegates, bringing his total to 1,052. He now needs only 185 additional delegates to reach the magic number he needs - 1,237 - to win the nomination on the first ballot. Last night's results put him on a trajectory to do just that, either on or before June 7, when the last GOP primaries will be held. In the … [Read more...] about 2016 by the numbers: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump?
As polls show Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump whittled down to the slimmest of margins, could Clinton find herself relying on President Obama to drag her across the finish line on Election Day? The president will visit Elkhart, Indiana on Wednesday to take a victory lap of sorts, touting the progress the U.S. economy has made under his presidency and rallying voters behind Democratic policies ahead of the election in November. Unemployment is down and health coverage is up, he'll tell voters - why would you put the other team in charge now? It's a sales pitch that could carry some extra legitimacy, given the president's rising approval ratings - in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, 50 percent of respondents said they approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing. 43 percent said they disapprove. A year ago, those numbers were roughly reversed: 48 percent disapproved, and only 42 percent approved. That upswing is also reflected in other recent polls: The latest Gallup survey … [Read more...] about 2016 by the numbers: Obama’s rising ratings a boon for Hillary Clinton?
Could the Libertarian Party emerge as a real force in the presidential election this fall? The latest CBS News poll of the 2016 general election finds Hillary Clinton maintaining a steady lead over Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup, 43 to 37 percent. If Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is added to the mix, however, he draws support from 11 percent of respondents nationwide. And the three-way race slightly increases Clinton's lead over Trump - 39 to 32 percent. The sizable contingent backing Johnson, a popular former Republican governor of New Mexico, also appears in other recent polls. A Bloomberg poll this week found Johnson drawing nine percent support in a three-way race, with Clinton at 49 and Trump at 37 percent. And a Fox News poll released last week found Johnson at 12 percent, Clinton at 39 and Trump at 36. It's not clear whether Johnson would help Trump or Clinton more - the CBS poll, as mentioned before, found Clinton's lead slightly widening when Johnson is added to the … [Read more...] about 2016 by the numbers: Will Gary Johnson disrupt Clinton vs. Trump race?
Hillary Clinton won that debate. Or, rather, Donald Trump lost it. Here’s what I mean by that. Normally, what really lingers in the mind after a presidential debate is an own goal. Think of Al Gore looking like an uptight prig as sighed through his debate with George W. Bush in 2000, or Marco Rubio’s New Hampshire malfunction at the hands of Chris Christie. That brings us to Trump’s Monday night and a performance that could be very charitably described as uneven. What was the worst moment, I wonder, the one that we’ll all be talking about in a week? Was it when he directly attacked Clinton’s looks before that ugly pivot to her “stamina” at the end? His “birther” answer and shots at Sid Blumenthal, a person most Americans have never heard of? Or how about his persistent interruptions of the first female major party nominee, a tactic unlikely to endear him to Main Line mothers? I think my favorite was when he said Clinton had been … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Commentary: Clinton won, Trump lost, and here’s what comes next
Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 7:13 AM EDT By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony SalvantoHillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by four points (45 percent to 41 percent) in a four-way race for president. About one in 10 voters pick either Gary Johnson (8 percent) or Jill Stein (3 percent). In a head to head match-up without third party candidates, Clinton leads by six points. Eight in 10 of both Trump and Clinton supporters will be upset and worry about the future of the country if the other candidate becomes president. Clinton has improved on some key candidate qualities: More now see her as having the right temperament (59 percent) and being prepared to be president (63 percent) than at any time during the campaign. Trump’s numbers have held steady on these measures and continue to be negative. But he is seen as best able to handle the economy and bring change. While overall views of the candidates remain negative, Clinton’s favorable … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Hillary Clinton gaining support among key set of voters
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine previewed his running mate Hillary Clinton’s strategy heading into Monday night’s presidential debate, saying he and other Democrats are concerned about Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump being held to a “different standard.” “I’m hoping there isn’t a different standard in the debate,” Kaine said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I think there’s been some worry that maybe up to now there’s been different standards applied. But that’s the great thing about the debate.” But it should be “fair game” for either candidate—Clinton or Trump—to be challenged if they say something that’s not true Monday night, Kaine said. Trump, in particular, has been called out for repeatedly making statements on the campaign trail that turned out to be false. “Look. It’s fair game for, for both candidates to be challenged either … [Read more...] about Tim Kaine worries about “different standard” for Clinton vs. Trump in first debate