We are bombarded with torrential news coverage of "election 2016" every day now…
A Google search of that very term, "election 2016," yielded more than 281 million news results today. That compares to the 33 million results it rendered a week ago on Oct. 28. That's a 91% uptick in search volume.
That's why we at Money Morning have gathered the latest, most relevant 2016 election information to keep you updated on what's happening in the world of politics.
Here's everything you need to know today…
Biggest Election 2016 News Today
- Which poll do you believe? According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll today, retired neurosurgeon and GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson has overtaken fellow GOP rival and real estate mogul Donald Trump as Republican primary front-runner. The result marks the first time since June that the WSJ/NBC News poll has found a Republican other than Mr. Trump to be leading the GOP field. Twenty-nine percent of GOP primary voters rank Carson as their top choice, while Trump is favored by 23%. But according to a Quinnipiac University survey also released today, Trump and Carson are neck-in-neck, with Trump in the lead. The billionaire comes in at 24% support compared to Carson's 23%.
- Meanhile in New Hampshire, Republican Florida senator and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has surged in popularity, according to a new Monmouth poll released on Monday. The senator, in fact, tripled his support among likely Republican primary voters in the early-voting New England state. While Rubio was still in third place at 13% according to Monmouth's poll, that's up from 4% from the last Monmouth New Hampshire poll in September. Donald Trump leads in the state.
- Last night, Donald Trump told FOX News that he's feeling guilty these days because his campaign has not spent anything in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. But that is soon to change, he added. The Manhattan mogul announced his campaign will start airing ads over the next two days, vowing to hit back at rivals and groups that attacked him. One such group is the conservative Club For Growth – a tax and economics-focused nonprofit organization that considers itself the "tax enforcer of the Republican party." The Club issued a scathing review of Trump's tax plan this morning that highlights problems with his insfrastructure spending ideas and tax policy reform.
- Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Tuesday night that he enjoys his "underdog status." "We are taking on the political establishment, we're taking on the economic establishment," he said. "We started as the underdog, we are still the underdog. But the kind of enthusiasm that we are generating tells me that at the end of the day we are gonna win this election." Sanders issued this response when asked about his lagging poll numbers in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday.
- A Donald Trump retweet contained a collage of imagery attacking former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for supporting amnesty. In the top right corner of the image, there was a photo of Bush family members next to a Nazi flag, containing a swastika, and the text, in all caps: "The Bush crime family." This comes after an intern screwed up on Trump's campaign in July by tweeting a promotional photo that accidentally featured Nazi soldiers.
- A freshly released batch of Hillary Clinton's emails conflict with her 11-hour testimony before the Benghazi Select Committee on Thursday, Oct. 22. According to a FOX News expose released yesterday, Clinton told Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) that none of the requests for diplomatic security reached her. "That's over 600 requests," Pompeo said. "You've testified here this morning that you had none of those reach your desk; is that correct also?"
Clinton responded, "That's correct."
Yet, this new cache of emails reveal that a request for humanitarian aid sent by the late Ambassador Chris Stevens did reach her desk. That very email was circulated among members of Clinton's staff and, according to FOX News, "delegated for action in under an hour." Clinton herself responded to the inquiry by asking, "Can we arrange shipments of what's requested?"
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- FOX News Politics: State Department Emails Conflict with Clinton's Benghazi Testimony