Hillary Clinton to deliver speech on race in wake of shootings

James G. Stavridis

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"We are watching it become a Party of Trump", the presumptive Democratic nominee said while speaking in Spring.

Clinton's campaign slogan is "Stronger Together" and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has made a point of talking about the need for more "love and kindness", while Trump has branded himself the "law-and-order" candidate in the wake of the shootings. Meanwhile, the most distressing numbers for Clinton is the movement toward Trump by Independents and non-white voters.

Clinton's lead didn't change much in a four-way matchup that included Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein.

Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said one factor could be the recent controversy surrounding Clinton's use of a private email server and handling of classified information while she served as secretary of state. Another 11 percent of registered voters said the do not plan to vote for either candidate. Clinton acknowledged that while "the challenges we face today do not approach those of Lincoln's time", the country's "long struggle with race is far from finished". It had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points for all three states. Voters under age 50 prefer Clinton, 51% to 26%. "It is way too early to call, but if this dynamic holds, she could end up with the largest electoral margin for a Democrat here since 1964", said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

The likely voter measure, however, showed the same tightening as the presidential race, with Feingold up 51-42 in June and 49-44 in July. "Although he is winning among white voters, who are mainly Republican, victory in Florida will be a very hard lift for him if he can't do better among non-white voters".

Clinton led Trump 43 percent to 37 percent in a head-to-head matchup among registered voters, according to the poll.

Republicans will gather next week for their national convention in Cleveland, at which they're expected to nominate Trump for president. Even stalwart Republicans, she said, should be alarmed by Trump's policies and racist rhetoric.

Clinton went on to acknowledge that many black Americans "have every reason to feel" that "their lives are disposable".

The Connecticut-based Quinnipiac frequently conducts polls in Florida and other states.

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