Polls paint new picture of national race ahead of GOP convention

Protestors yell during a rally against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday

Protestors yell during a rally against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday

More than eight in ten Trump voters - 83% - say they would never consider Hillary Clinton and 85% of Clinton's battleground-state voters would never consider Donald Trump.

Nearly 8-in-10 say his selection won't make much difference in the way they vote in November, though those who say it does matter say Pence makes them more likely to back Trump than shy away from the presumptive GOP nominee.

Donald Trump says he would declare war on ISIS and send "very few" USA troops to the Middle East to combat the terrorist organization, speaking in his first interview alongside his new running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

In Michigan, Clinton leads 42 percent to 39 percent, a small lead in a usually blue, if competitive, state. Trump finds similar numbers of Americans who think he's prejudiced against women and minorities, as well as those who see him as unqualified for the White House, with 56% and 60%, respectively.

Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump in a series of new polls, but her lead may be shrinking slightly. In a four-way match-up that also includes Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party, the results are: Clinton 42 per cent, Trump 38 per cent, Johnson 8 per cent and Stein 5 per cent.

Walker previewed his speech, saying he will express frustration at the recent decision by federal prosecutors not to charge Clinton for her use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State. But of the two, I am voting for Trump.

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"If she was still in office, she would have been fired or prohibited from access to classified information", Walker said. That may not be an issue at the front of voters' minds when they go in the booth but it's a factor in weighing how much social chaos like today's police shootings helps the authoritarian Trump. ".2016.pdf">CNN put Clinton at seven points ahead of Trump.

According to pollsters, through July 14 Trump topped Clinton 43 percent to 40 percent, figures that are well within the survey's margin of error. If you're a conservative who's skeptical of Trump, there's no argument in his favor except that four more years of Democratic government will be worse.

"The American people are exhausted", Pence said. They've both taken major damage over the last two months, Hillary from Emailgate and Trump from his "Mexican judge" blather in June.

The poll interviewed 1,000 registered voters between July 9 and July 13.

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