New polls show Clinton ahead of Trump

FOX 32 NEWS - New voter survey numbers are in and they show Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump slipping farther behind rival Hillary Clinton.

A FOX News survey of likely voters nationwide found she's now up 45% to 38%, with the Libertarian and Green Party candidates in single digits and five-percent undecided.

The survey was taken after last Sunday's debate and last Friday's release of a videotape in which Trump boasted of sexually assaulting women.

Now, only 38% of voters view him favorably; 61% are unfavorable. For Clinton, it's 47% favorable, 52% unfavorable.

A few feet from Trump Tower, one sign still proclaims Wabash & Hubbard "Honorary Trump Plaza."  Several other identical signs were removed by order of the City Council, to express the official indignation of Chicago's political class.

“Before he insulted women, he insulted immigrants,” Emanuel said. “Donald Trump does not have the character or the judgment for the Oval Office.”

With some experts ranking Illinois the most Democratic state in the nation this fall, neither Trump nor Hillary Clinton are doing anything here except the occasional fundraiser. Their focus is on Midwestern battleground states all around us, including Wisconsin. 

Donald Trump plans to make multiple stops there Friday. But as one indicator of the challenge Trump faces, none of Wisconsin's top Republicans plan to appear with him: not Gov. Scott Walker, not embattled U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, nor U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan - whom Trump's publically denounced.

He also denounced four women who separately stepped forward this week. They claim Trump sexually assaulted or abused them in virtually the same style that he boasted about in a videotape released last Friday. Their stories first appeared in The New York Times, People Magazine, and outlets from the Palm Beach (Florida) Post to Seattle, Washington. Trump says all the women are lying, as are the journalists who reported on them.

“To be lied about, to be slandered, to be smeared so publicly and before your family that you love is very painful,” Trump said. “Nevertheless, I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you.”

“The whole world has heard Trump brag about how he mistreats women. The disturbing stories just keep coming,” Clinton said.

Clinton's largely avoided questions raised by the leak of thousands of her campaign chairman's emails. She won't be able to do that at next Wednesday's debate, by then the Trump campaign says the voter opinions will be turning around.

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