Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 9.29.16

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

* As Rachel reported on the show last night, the new national PPP poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by four percentage points, both in a four-way contest and in a head-to-head match-up.

* The latest PPP results also show Clinton up by six in Colorado (46% to 40%), two in Florida (45% to 43%), two in North Carolina (44% to 42%), six in Pennsylvania (45% to 39%), and six in Virginia (46% to 40%), In each case, these results reflect Clinton’s advantage in four-way contests.

* The editorial board of the Detroit News has “backed a Republican every time it has made a presidential endorsement” since the paper’s founding in 1873. This year, however, it’s backing Libertarian Gary Johnson over Donald Trump.

* Trump’s campaign manager, KellyAnne Conway, argued last night that Trump isn’t receiving enough credit for referring to Clinton as “Secretary Clinton” during this week’s debate.

* Employees at a Trump golf resort in California claim he wanted to fire women employees he considered insufficiently pretty. A separate report yesterday also noted an instance in which Trump said he hired an unqualified young woman for a job because he thought she was “hot.”

* Newt Gingrich, a prominent Trump surrogate, is now going after former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s weight and spreading conspiracy theories about Clinton receiving the debate questions in advance of Monday night’s event.

* Though South Carolina is likely to remain a “red” state, a new Winthrop University poll shows Trump leading Clinton in a four-way race by just four points, 42% to 38%.

* Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd yesterday that Clinton’s 2016 platform constitutes “the most progressive agenda in history.” The comments coincided with Clinton hitting the campaign trail in New Hampshire with former rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

* On the stump last night, Trump complained that Clinton’s campaign is the most “unserious” in history – there was no indication he was kidding – while repeating a discredited conspiracy theory about Google “suppressing” bad news about Clinton.

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.29.16