Polls: Clinton Maintains Leads Over Trump On Election Eve
New polls show that Democrat Hillary Clinton is going into election day with a lead over Donald Trump. The final NBC News/Survey Monkey poll out today shows Clinton holding a 47- to 41-percent lead among likely voters over her GOP foe. It was the same margin Clinton held in the weekly tracking poll last week. A CBS News poll has Clinton with a 45- to 41-percent advantage over Trump in a four-way race that includes Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She keeps a four-point edge over Trump going head-to-head without third-party candidates explicitly named.
Federal Judge Calls Closed-Door Motion Hearing
Jury selection in the federal trial of the man charged in the massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina church is on hold as the judge holds a closed-door hearing. WIS-TV reports the judge announced early this morning a hearing involving only Dylann Roof and his defense attorneys would take place today. The hearing is closed to federal prosecutors and the public. Jury selection is now set to begin on Wednesday. Roof, a self-described white supremacist, is charged with gunning down nine parishioners during Bible study at a historic black church in June, 2015.
Preparations For Inauguration Day Underway
The nation’s focus is squarely on tomorrow’s Election Day, but in Washington, DC, workers are already looking ahead to Inauguration Day. “The Washington Post” reports a chain-link fence was erected outside the White House last week. That’s the first step in the construction of the reviewing stand for the inaugural parade. Work on the Capitol’s inaugural platform has been going on for several weeks now, once the last bit of scaffolding on the Capitol dome came down in September. The 45th president will be sworn in on Friday, January 20th.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.