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You’ve heard throughout this election how historically unpopular both presidential nominees are. As Election Day approaches, we’re seeing even more how that visceral dislike is determining a lot of people’s votes. A new survey from the Pew Research Center estimates that 41 percent of Clinton voters say their vote is more AGAINST Donald Trump, versus 57 percent who say their vote is FOR Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, about half of Trump voters - 51 percent - say their vote is motivated by opposition to Clinton, versus 45 percent saying that it’s more about supporting Trump. In historical terms, the only party split since 2000 that’s comparable to the Republican Party’s motivation to keep Clinton out of office was in 2004, when 53 percent of Democrats said their support for John Kerry was mostly about preventing another Bush presidency.
POPPING ON NBC POLITICS
- From poll sensei Mark Murray: How to make sense of the plethora of polls? Well, here's an answer: Clinton is clearly ahead, though the margin is larger in some polls than others.
- A current and former first lady teamed up to take on bullies on the campaign trail and classroom on Thursday.
- The largest public sector union, AFSCME, has spent more money in the 2016 election than in the past two elections combined, NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell reports.
- NBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald explores whether the wikileaks memo on how Bill Clinton profited post-presidency could potentially impact a future Clinton White House.
- With Donald Trump behind in the polls, a senior campaign official says his team is working on a series of "voter suppression" efforts.
- And from First Read: Hacked memo reinforces worst perception of the Clintons.
FOR THE RECORD…
“A word to the wise.. if you’re counting on your server to clean everything up, you may want to think again.”
-- Deleted joke from a draft of Hillary Clinton’s 2015 Wing Ding speech in Iowa, according to hacked campaign emails.
President Obama campaigns for Clinton in Florida.
Bill Clinton campaigns in Pennsylvania.
Donald Trump holds rallies in New Hampshire and Iowa.
Hillary Clinton is in Iowa.
Tim Kaine appears with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly in Florida.
Mike Pence campaigns in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.