August 5, 2016

MR. 30%:

The Clinton Bounce Is Real (CHUCK TODD and CARRIE DANN, 8/05/16, NBC News)

 A new Franklin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania shows Clinton with an 11 point lead over Trump, 49 percent to 38 percent. A Detroit News/WDIV-TV poll of Michigan voters finds a nine point lead for the former secretary of state, 41 percent to 32 percent. And a fresh WBUR/MassINC poll this morning shows Clinton opening up a 15 point lead over the GOP nominee in New Hampshire, 47 percent to 32 percent. Add that to national polls this week from NBC News|SurveyMonkey (Clinton +8), CNN/ORC (Clinton +9) and FOX News (Clinton +10).

New Poll Has Trump at 9 Percent Among Young Voters (Margaret Hartmann, 8/05/16, New York)

The new McClatchy-Marist survey is even worse for Trump. It shows Clinton leading him 48 percent to 33 percent in a poll of 1,132 adults conducted Monday through Wednesday. In a four-way matchup, Clinton has 45 percent, Trump has 31 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson has 10 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein has 6 percent. With the latest poll figured in, RealClearPolitics' polling average has Clinton with a seven-point lead, up from last week when Trump had a one-point lead.

But the worse news may be Trump's fourth place finish among voters ages 18-29: [...]

Though social media and trendy headgear are two of the core elements of Trump's campaign, he's performed poorly with young people for months -- but a major-party candidate polling in the single digits among a huge voting bloc is still notable. In 2012, Mitt Romney won 36 percent of the 18-29 vote compared to Obama's 60 percent, and in 2008, McCain had 32 percent to Obama's 66 percent. 

Ex-GOP senator: Trump's a sociopath (Nikita Vladimirov, 8/04/16, The Hill)

Former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-N.H.) says he is considering voting for Hillary Clinton over "sociopath" Donald Trump.

Humphrey, who served in Congress from the '70s to 1990, told NBC News on Thursday he is confident that Trump has major psychological issues, and said that the prospect of the Republican becoming the commander in chief is "frightening."

"I am ever more confirmed in my belief that Trump is a sociopath, without a conscience or feelings of guilt, shame or remorse. And he is pathologically insecure, recklessly attacking anyone who does not confirm him as the best there is," he wrote in an email to the news network.

"To imagine Trump in charge of our armed forces at a moment of crisis is frightening," Humphrey added.

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