In Senator Tim Kaine, Clinton weighs a 'safe' VP pick

Graphic shows results of AP-GfK poll on attitudes toward 2016 presidential candidates 2c x 5 inches 96.3 mm x 127

Graphic shows results of AP-GfK poll on attitudes toward 2016 presidential candidates 2c x 5 inches 96.3 mm x 127

Kaine played a sort of easy-going attack dog, asking the cheering crowd if they wanted a "you're fired" President, or a "you're hired President". The attack has forced both the candidates to address racial divisions while showing support for US law enforcement officials.

Kaine went on to inquire if audience members favored someone who had described the USA military as a "disaster" - "I don't want someone who trash talks our troops", Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who represents a state with a heavy military presence, said- or could see themselves lining up behind a racist.

Edgard Lopez, a 61-year-old Democrat from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who runs a medical device company, said the email investigation was simply an attempt by the GOP to divert "the attention of the important matters for this country".

Stein is now polling well behind Clinton and Trump.

Three-quarters of voters say their pick for president is motivated by a desire to cast their Election Day ballot against Clinton or Trump, more than those who say they're voting for the candidate who shares their positions on the issues or is the most qualified to hold the office.

Clinton has battled the notion during her campaign that she is dishonest and purposely set up the private email server because she wanted to hide her public and private exchanges from public scrutiny and skirt disclosure laws.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence take the stage during a campaign rally in Westfield, Indiana, on Tuesday. "He doesn't have any scandal in his past that they could bring up as a negative thing about him, and I think he and Hillary have worked together before and have a positive relationship", she said.

She also criticized the recent Supreme Court ruling on Obama's executive measures that could have provided protection against deportation to some five million undocumented immigrants and remain blocked because of the lack of a tiebreaking vote on the high court.

The lightheartedness dissipated whenever she pivoted to Trump, a rival she accused of focusing on "scapegoating", "finger pointing" and "marginalizing" people rather than showing them the way forward.

"Her platform has definitely become stronger with Senator Sanders", Edmonds said. However, 50 percent of voters still view her as better prepared for the job, while only 30 percent said the same about Trump.

The former president is said to be writing his own speech, and Clinton's campaign is hoping that he can give a similar performance to the speech he gave for President Obama at the 2012 convention in Charlotte, when he spoke convincingly for 48 minutes.

"Do not count him out", one Democrat close to Clinton said.

Fifty-six percent of Americans said they would feel afraid and 48 percent say they'd feel regret if Trump wins the White House. Clinton likes and trusts his loyalty.

Men are more likely than women to have a favorable opinion of Trump, 34 percent to 28 percent.

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