Presidential polls today: Latest 2016 election figures put Clinton ahead of Trump

Carla Harmon
October 28, 2016

"My wife Melania gives the exact same speech, and people get on her case", he said, to a response of whoops and laughter.

But almost 70% of Republicans surveyed in the Reuters/Ipsos poll said a victory by Clinton would be the result of illegal voting or vote rigging.

"People look at the Statue of Liberty and they see a proud symbol...a beacon of hope for people around the world", the Democrat said, then changing to Trump's track record with women: "Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a four".

The three of them prayed ahead of the dinner, and afterward there was a moment you may not believe if you watched their exchanges during Wednesday night's debate.

Later, during their prepared remarks, Clinton and Trump aimed sharp barbs at each other.

It's a tradition in the United States that in the last few weeks of the Presidential campaign, the two candidates attend the Alfred E Smith dinner, a Catholic fundraising event with a bit of mutual roasting.

He said the occasional boos from the audience during Trump and Clinton's speeches "more or less reflects the sentiments that are going on".

Earlier in the speech, Trump drew some laughs at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll found that, by contrast, seven out of 10 Democratic voters said they would accept a Trump victory while less than 50 percent would attribute it to electoral fraud.

"The goal of the evening is to break some of the ice, and thanks be to God, it works", Dolan said. "Make no mistake", Clinton explained, "By doing that, he is threatening our democracy". "I think America needs every single one of us to bring our energy, our talents, ambition to build that better country", she said. You know the nature of the Al Smith dinner.

"If you lose an election-and I have lost an election-you don't feel very good next day, do you?" she added.

Media captionDonald Trump: "Hillary is so corrupt she got kicked off the Watergate commission". "You!" a voice can be heard responding, while another tells him to "get off the stage".

Even tonight, with all of the heated back-and-forth between my opponent and me at the debate last night, we have proven that we can actually be civil to each other. They think she's so great.

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