Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 9.20.16

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

* According to this week’s NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by five, 50% to 45%, among likely voters in a four-way match-up. Last week, Clinton was ahead by four.

* Clinton turned her attention directly to younger voters yesterday, with a speech in Philadelphia and a new op-ed at mic.com on “what millennials have taught me.”

* The Commission on Presidential Debates announced yesterday that the topics for next week’s debate will be “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity,” and “Securing America.”

* Republican mega-donors Joe Ricketts and Sheldon Adelson are opening their deep pockets for the GOP right now in ways that Democrats should probably find alarming.

* Speaking of campaign finance, some members of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus are refusing to donate to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

* In case there were any doubts about Sen. Roy Blunt (R) being vulnerable in Missouri, note that the National Republican Senatorial Committee made its first ad buy on his behalf this week, and “more ads are on the way.”

* The latest Monmouth University poll shows Trump ahead of Clinton in Georgia by only three points, 45% to 42%, despite Georgia’s traditional status as a “red” state.

* And speaking of competitive Southern states, a new Elon poll shows Trump leading Clinton in North Carolina by the narrowest of margins, 44% to 43%.

* The same poll found Gov. Pat McCrory (R) ahead by two points in his re-election bid, while Deborah Ross (D) has taken a narrow lead over incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R) in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.

* The Trump campaign has a new video out this week featuring Ted Nugent, who’s had a few controversial things to say in recent years. [Correction: I’d originally said the video is from the NRA, not the Trump campaign. This text has been corrected.]

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.20.16