OFF TO THE RACES: Almost 80% of Latinos have a negative view of Trump
From our new NBC/WSJ poll: "Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by six points among likely voters heading into the first presidential debate on Monday, according to a brand-new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The survey - which was conducted after Clinton's return to the campaign trail following her bout with pneumonia - shows a bigger advantage for the secretary of state than did polls taken during the heightened scrutiny of her health. It also finds that Clinton is running nearly even with Trump when it comes to voter enthusiasm."
Our latest NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll shows that nearly 80 percent of Latinos have a negative view of Trump — though the numbers do show some warning signs for Clinton as well.
"Even as newly released financial disclosures reveal that Mrs. Clinton enjoys a substantial fund-raising advantage over Donald J. Trump, she is struggling to replicate the sort of small-dollar juggernaut that Mr. Obama enjoyed in his campaigns and Senator Bernie Sanders relied on in this year's Democratic primaries," writes the New York Times. "In an illustration of the lack of enthusiasm for her among some liberal activists, just 24 percent of the contributors to Mrs. Clinton's campaign so far have given $200 or less. In 2012, 43 percent of the money to Mr. Obama was from contributors who gave $200 or less, and this year 58 percent of the giving to Mr. Sanders's grass-roots bid came from small-dollar donors." (All of that said, money isn't a problem that Clinton has this election cycle.)
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The big picture, from the AP: "With his proclivity for dominating the conversation, the Republican presidential nominee is forcing Obama's final few months to be viewed almost entirely through the prism of campaign politics. As Obama carries out his presidential duties, voters can't help but wonder what the role would look like if it were inhabited by the gaudy billionaire."
"Donald Trump's presidential campaign has paid his family'sbusinesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national politics," writes POLITICO. "The GOP presidential nominee's campaign has paid his various businesses for services including rent for his campaign offices ($1.3 million), food and facilitiesfor events and meetings ($544,000) and payroll for Trump corporate staffers ($333,000) who helped with everything from his traveling security to his wife's convention speech."
From the Washington Post: "Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is pushing intensively to win over a group of voters who don't typically get much attention during elections but who have become an increasingly potent political force: disabled people and their families."
The New York Times profiles Shareblue, a David Brock-funded venture designed to activate "the Clinton outrage machine."
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