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Ahead of Monday's first debate, Hillary Clinton holds the advantage in the 2016 presidential contest, according to our new national NBC/WSJ poll. In the four-way horserace, Clinton gets support from 43% of likely voters and Trump gets 37%, while Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is at 9% and the Gree...
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13:03 Trump beats Warren, loses to unnamed Democrat in 2020 match-up: poll15
00:46 Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Is No Joe Kennedy27