Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.* The latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by three, 47% to 44%, which is a modest margin, but it's also the best result for her in this poll in over a week.* A new batch of PPP state-based polls shows Clinton up by four points in Pennsylvania, seven in Wisconsin, two in North Carolina, three in Nevada, and five in New Hampshire.* On the other hand, In New Hampshire, the latest Suffolk poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied at 42% each. A new UMass Lowell poll in New Hampshire shows Clinton and Trump tied at 44% each.
* As for the Granite State's closely watched U.S. Senate race, the Suffolk poll shows incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) with a two-point lead, while the UMass Lowell poll shows Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) with a one-point lead.* Accused of using campaign funds for personal use, Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-Calif.) has agreed to "repay $49,000 to his campaign account" following "months of revelations."* National Review asked Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, three times this week whether House Speaker Paul Ryan should be re-elected to his post. Pence "declined" to answer each time.* A batch of state-based NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls were released late yesterday, which found Trump with a one-point lead in Georgia, a five-point lead in Arizona, and a nine-point lead in Texas.
* Quinnipiac, meanwhile, released a batch of U.S. Senate polls, with incumbents Marco Rubio up by six in Florida and Rob Portman up by 18 in Ohio. The news was not all good for Republicans, however: the same batch showed North Carolina's Richard Burr and Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey trailing in their respective races.* In Virginia, a new Roanoke College poll shows Clinton ahead of Trump, 45% to 38%.* And in Utah, which has been the subject of far more interest than usual, the latest Monmouth University poll shows Trump leading Clinton, 37% to 31%, with Evan McMullin close behind with 24% support.