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Hillary Clinton Gains Endorsements; Trump Snubbed by Fortune 100 CEOs

Clinton Leads in Latest Ipsos/Reuters Poll

Hillary Clinton has rebounded to gain the lead in national polls while Donald Trump was snubbed by CEOs of the nation's top 100 companies. (Photos: Getty)

Hillary Clinton has rebounded to gain the lead in national polls while Donald Trump was snubbed by CEOs of the nation’s top 100 companies. (Photos: Getty)

Hillary Clinton is seeing a groundswell of endorsements ahead of the first presidential debate with Donald Trump, who suffered another key setback. Not one CEO of a Fortune 100 company is supporting his campaign, a compelling no-confidence vote in his supposed business prowess.

Clinton, 68, also regained the lead in the latest Ipsos/Reuters national poll.

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Clinton jumped ahead of Trump by four-percentage points, 41 percent to 37 percent, in the latest tracking poll released Friday.

Clinton has led Trump in the poll for most of the 2016 campaign, according to Reuters. Last week, however, the candidates tied at 39 percent all.

In an average of all presidential polls compiled by The New York Times and updated today, Clinton leads 44 percent to 41 percent.

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The result gives her a 72 percent chance of winning the presidential election, according to the compilation. Clinton leads in nine out of ten polls that make up the index.

The 70-year-old GOP candidate only leads in the conservative Rasmussen poll. It has Trump up by five percentage points.

The McClatchy/Marist poll gives Clinton the biggest lead by a seven percentage point margin, 48 percent to 41 percent.

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Clinton is also being embraced by a growing number of newspapers. The Los Angeles Times yesterday (Sept. 23) urged voters to support her in the election.

“[Trump] has run a divisive, belligerent, dishonest campaign, repeatedly aligning himself with racists, strongmen and thugs while maligning or dismissing large segments of the American public. Electing Trump could be catastrophic for the nation,” the LATimes stated.

And, The New York Times endorsed her today (Sept. 24). “A lifetime’s commitment to solving problems in the real world qualifies Hillary Clinton for this job,” its editorial board said.

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In addition, Clinton has been endorsed by three traditionally conservative newspapers: the battleground state Cincinnati Enquirer in Ohio, and The Houston Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News, the two largest newspapers in red state Texas.

Trump has yet to receive a major newspaper endorsement. So far, only the low-flying New York Post tabloid is backing his campaign.

Trump is campaigning on his experience as a businessman, but in a telling blow today, The Wall Street Journal reported that not one chief executive of the nation’s 100 largest companies is supporting his campaign.

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The development is “a sharp reversal from 2012, when nearly a third of the CEOs of Fortune 100 companies supported GOP nominee Mitt Romney,” according the newspaper, which examined federal election records through August.

In contrast, 11 CEOs have contributed to Clinton’s campaign.

Trump famously boasted that he would finance his campaign out of his own pocket to avoid entanglements with corporations and special interests, something for which he’s criticized rival Hillary Clinton.

But Trump began setting up fundraising committees in May and started raising money from the same type of special interests. To date, he’s pocketed $8.2 million from contributors by paying Trump companies for basic campaign services, according to Politico.

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