Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* The NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll shows Donald Trump getting no real post-convention bounce: he still trails Hillary Clinton in the poll, 46% to 45%, which is where the race stood before the Republican convention.
* On a related note, the YouGov/Economist tracking poll actually found Clinton, not Trump, gaining a little after the GOP’s gathering in Cleveland.
* Trump reportedly told a North Carolina audience yesterday that the latest polls show him receiving the “largest bump in the history of conventions.” No matter which survey you believe, that’s ridiculously untrue.
* At least for now, the Clinton campaign is pulling its television ads in Colorado, confident that the campaign is already doing quite well there, and can safely redirect resources elsewhere.
* After the Democratic convention wraps up on Thursday, Clinton and Tim Kaine are scheduled to begin a bus tour throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.
* And speaking of Ohio, a PPP poll released yesterday showed Clinton and Trump tied in the state at 45% each. Add third-party candidates to the mix, however, and Trump is ahead by three.
* Though there was some scuttlebutt yesterday that Bernie Sanders supporters want to push Tim Kaine from the Democratic ticket, Sanders and his team have disavowed the idea.
* Former Vice President Al Gore isn’t attending the Democratic convention, but he announced his endorsement for Clinton yesterday.
* And a week after stressing how humble he is, Donald Trump released a new online video over the weekend on the amount of applause his convention speech received last week – which might, just might, reinforce concerns about his over-the-top narcissism.