Thursday, August 04, 2016

2016 US Presidential Election: Clinton ahead in the polls but for how long? Republican unhappiness with Trump grows

First Read: The Clinton Bounce Is Real

A spate of new polling shows that the initial evidence of a significant post-convention bounce for Hillary Clinton is looking like it COULD become a sturdy lead for the Democratic nominee. Read More

Battleground polls: Clinton tops Trump post-convention

Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads over Donald Trump in a trio of states that the GOP nominee has made central to his White House bid, according to polls released Thursday following both party's national conventions last month. Read More

Donald Trump’s terrible week just got worse: A new poll has him down by 10

If Donald Trump was hoping to stem some of the bleeding that his campaign has been suffering this week, he's not going to get any assistance from the pollsters at Fox News. A new Fox survey released Wednesday evening shows Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by 10 points — the largest margin since the end of the conventions. Perhaps even worse, Trump dipped back below 40 percent in overall support. Read More

Republican releases ad promising to ‘stand up’ to Trump

Mike Coffman, a House Republican from Colorado, is the first House Republican to use explicitly anti-Trump messaging in paid advertising. Read More

Here are 7 Republicans Voting for Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump

More GOP leaders have backed Clinton after Trump's attack on a Gold Star family. Read More

Trump May Start Dragging GOP Senate Candidates Down With Him

Donald Trump doesn’t seem to have a good handle on what’s going on in the Senate races this year. Read More

Paul Manafort Acknowledges 'Conflict' Within the Trump Campaign Over Paul Ryan Endorsement

Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort acknowledged that "there's a conflict within the Trump campaign" over the Republican presidential nominee's hesitation to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin for reelection. Read More

Paul Manafort weighs in on Trump's support for Paul Ryan

After Donald Trump declined to endorse Paul Ryan ahead of the House speaker's primary election later this month, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort weighed in on the GOP nominee's decision Thursday. Read More

Trump campaign chief: ‘We’ve sort of had a rule of not getting involved in primaries.

Donald Trump's campaign chairman said Thursday that the Republican nominee's refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in the Wisconsin Republican primary is not unusual or newsworthy. Read More
From their reaction to this development, Republican party leaders do not appear to agree with Paul Manafort.
Pence's role: Trump's apologist-in-chief

Mike Pence was chosen as Donald Trump's vice presidential nominee in part because of his ability to stay on message and maintain his relationships with fellow Republicans -- even under political pressure.

This week, those skills are being put to the test. Read More

Donald Trump is spinning a loaded electoral conspiracy theory

Donald Trump has peddled a variety of conspiracy theories over the course of his noxious campaign, but his latest one is among the most destructive: The GOP presidential nominee has been claiming this week that the election may be “rigged” against him. Read More

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