MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The presidential race is now statistically tied, according to a CBS News/ New York Times poll released Thursday.
It shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump, 41 to 39 percent, when the two third-party candidates are included. That two-point lead is smaller than the margin of error.
According to the poll, 45 percent of Trump voters say they are very enthusiastic about voting, compared to 36 percent of Clinton voters.
Despite that, Clinton still has a big advantage among women: 13 points. (52-39) and an 83 point advantage among black voters (89-6).
But Trump leads by 11 points among men (50-39), and among white voters (51-40).
“When Hillary’s opponent says I’m going to make America great again – let me tell you, you have to be a certain age — it helps to be a white southern man – I know what that means,” said former President Bill Clinton.
With his wife out sick, Bill Clinton argued in Las Vegas that Trump has a narrow appeal.
The Clinton campaign released a two-page letter from Clinton’s doctor Wednesday detailing her recent illness.
Doctor Lisa Bardack says Clinton came to see her nearly two weeks ago and had developed a “low-grade fever, congestion, and fatigue” which Clinton initially passed off as allergies.
“(Cough) Every time I think about Trump I get allergic,” said Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on September 5th.
Last Friday, a CT scan revealed a small right middle lobe pneumonia. She was then prescribed a 10-day course of the antibiotic Levaquin and rest.
Clinton’s decision to skip the rest left her “overheated,” “dehydrated,” and “dizzy.”
Dr. Bardack says “Mrs. Clinton has since been evaluated by me several times and continues to improve. She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”
The Clinton campaign says one upside to her downtime is that she’s been able to sharpen her closing message to voters.
In North Carolina on Thursday, she’s going to talk about supporting children and families, two days after Trump released his child care plan.
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