Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* To no one's surprise, the preliminary polling following last night's debate showed viewers thought
Hillary Clinton won and Donald Trump lost.
* This morning, Trump said
via Twitter that Clinton had been "inappropriately given the debate questions." I have no idea what he's talking about.
* The latest national Quinnipiac poll
found Clinton leading Trump by seven points, 47% to 40%, in a four-way match-up. In a head-to-head contest, Clinton's advantage in this poll was six points.
* It seems like an outlier, but the latest WMUR Granite State Poll shows Clinton cruising past
Trump in New Hampshire, 48% to 33%.
* The latest Military Times
/Institute for Veterans and Military Families poll was released yesterday, and found something interesting
: among enlisted personnel, Donald Trump is the clear favorite, with Hillary Clinton running third behind Gary Johnson. But among officers, Clinton is in the lead, and Trump trails Johnson.
* In Wisconsin, the latest Monmouth University poll
found Clinton up by seven over Trump, 47% to 40%. The same poll also showed former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) with a comfortable lead over incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R), 52% to 44%.
* As hard as this may be to believe, a statewide poll in Utah conducted by Emerson College found independent Evan McMullin leading
the multi-candidate presidential field with 31%. Note, no third-party candidate has won any state in any presidential election since 1968 (George Wallace won five states in the Deep South in 1968, giving him 46 electoral votes that year).
* In Indiana, former Sen. Evan Bayh (D), trying to reclaim his old seat, may seem like the kind of centrist Dem the Chamber of Commerce would love, but the business lobby is nevertheless attacking
Bayh during his comeback bid. read more