Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* The latest national Fox News poll shows Hillary Clinton narrowly leading Donald Trump in a four-way contest, 41% to 40%, while Trump narrowly leads Clinton in a head-to-head match-up, 46% to 45%.
* On the heels of a CNN poll that showed Trump ahead in Ohio, the latest Suffolk poll also found the Republican ahead in the Buckeye State, 42% to 39%, over Clinton.
* Georgia continues to appear surprisingly competitive, with the latest Fox 5 Opinion Savvy poll showing Trump ahead by only four, 46% to 42%, in this Southern “red” state.
* Oddly enough, Clinton is arguably doing better in Georgia than Iowa: the latest Monmouth University poll shows Trump with a surprisingly comfortable lead in the Hawkeye State, 45% to 37%, over Clinton in a four-way contest.
* On a related note, the same poll has Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) cruising past former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge (D) in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race, 56% to 39%.
* Donald Trump Jr. initially defended his unfortunate Holocaust reference yesterday, but he said this morning it was “a poor choice of words, perhaps.”
* Donald Trump Sr., meanwhile, complained yesterday that he disapproves of CNN’s Anderson Cooper moderating one of the presidential debates. Cooper is scheduled to moderate the second presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 9.
* In Arizona, Kelli Ward said yesterday she won’t endorse Sen. John McCain, who recently defeated her in a Republican primary. I feel like there have been more of these sore-loser incidents than usual this year.
* And Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson announced yesterday he wants a security briefing from U.S. intelligence officials, such as the one Trump and Clinton received, since he believes he too has a chance of becoming president.