Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 10.24.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* An ABC News tracking poll released yesterday showed Hillary Clinton enjoying a sizable advantage over Donald Trump, 50% to 38%, in a four-way race.

* On a related note, though the ABC poll showed Clinton ahead by 20 points among women voters, Trump told CBS yesterday, “I really think those polls are very inaccurate when it comes to women. I think we’re doing better with women than with men, frankly.”

* Yesterday, Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, conceded on “Meet the Press” that the Republican ticket is “behind” in this year’s presidential race. This morning, Trump nevertheless argued via Twitter, “We are winning and the press is refusing to report it.”

* Separately, the GOP nominee added that Democrats “are making up phony polls in order to suppress the the [sic] Trump.” I have no idea what this means.

* A week after Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent out a mailer suggesting he’s cooperated with President Obama, the president mocked the far-right congressman relentlessly yesterday.

* If elected, would Trump try to replace FBI Director James Comey, a Republican appointed to the post by Obama? Asked about the possibility, the Republican nominee said yesterday, “I’m not going to say.”

* As Rachel noted on Friday’s show, the Clinton campaign is making a surprising play in Utah this year, dispatching five paid staffers to the traditionally red state and flying surrogates in to reach out to Utah voters.

* At a campaign event in Ohio, Trump told supporters on Saturday that he’s “okay” with voter fraud so long as it benefits him. The candidate appeared to be kidding.

* And in a generally overlooked part of Trump’s background, the Republican was a registered lobbyist in Rhode Island in 2006. lobbying on behalf of Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings. If elected, Trump would be the first former lobbyist to become president.