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The Lid: Clinton Maintains Lead Over Trump After Email Drama

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People wear costumes of US presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton (L) and Donald Trump (R) as they take part in a Halloween parade in Tokyo on October 29, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BEHROUZ MEHRIBEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty ImagesBEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP - Getty Images

Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos…Welcome to Halloween 2016, or as we here at The Lid like to call it, a reminder that exactly 21 days ago, Ken Bone became a thing.

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We’re bringing you this special edition of The Lid a little early because there are some spooky-costumed kids out there who desperately need some Almond Joys, and who are we to stand in their way? But we’ve also got BRAND NEW numbers to share from our NBC News|SurveyMonkey tracking poll! After a dramatic weekend of fallout from Friday’s revelation by FBI director James Comey that more emails that are potentially relevant to the Clinton investigation have been found...not much has changed (at least not yet.) Clinton’s six-point national lead (47 percent to 41 percent) over Trump didn’t budge in the new poll, even among respondents polled over the weekend after the Comey news had broken. It’s worth noting that likely voters are split on whether the news is an important issue to discuss (55 percent) or just a distraction (44 percent.) But the partisan divide is largely baked into those numbers, with 83 percent of Democrats calling the Comey revelation a distraction and 93 percent of Republicans saying it’s an important issue. It’s not great news for Clinton that a majority - 68 percent - of independents think the issue is important rather than just a distraction, but Brooklyn is surely giving a sigh of relief every time a tracking poll shows that the race - at least right now - hasn’t been fundamentally changed.



“We never thought we were going to say 'thank you' to Anthony Weiner."

-- Donald Trump on Sunday.


Donald Trump delivers a policy speech in Pennsylvania, followed by a rally w/ Mike Pence in Wisconsin.

Pence also begins the day in Pennsylvania.

Hillary Clinton is in Florida, while Tim Kaine is in Wisconsin.

Bernie Sanders campaigns for Clinton in New Hampshire and Maine.

Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Ohio.

Joe Biden is in North and South Carolina.