Clinton, Trump Make Closing Arguments in Last 2 Weeks Before Election
With the debates over, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival, Donald Trump, are making their closing arguments directly to voters in the frantic final two-week span before Election Day.
The rivals are spending the bulk of their dwindling time giving speeches in the key swing states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, the candidates’ campaign schedules show. Between making their cases to undecided voters, Clinton tried to increase Democrats’ chances of recapturing the U.S. Senate majority while Trump plotted his potential future in the White House.
“Change has to come from outside this broken system,” Trump said as he outlined his 28-point plan for his first 100 days in office, which included enacting term limits for all members of Congress, renegotiate NAFTA and introducing legislation to repeal Obamacare.
The top election tracking polls released in the past week showed Clinton having an advantage of four to 12 percentage points nationwide. The lone poll showing Trump winning by 2 points was Rasmussen, which three days prior showed the two candidates tied. IBD/TIPP also showed the rivals tied.
Asked if she has cabinet appointments in mind, Clinton told press pool reporters she is “superstitious” about jumping the gun with such talk. But she was not shy about using her campaign time to urge voters to cast their ballots for Democratic House and Senate candidates, such as Katie McGinty, who is trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). Experts see this as an attempt by Clinton to return the Senate to her party’s control, which would help her get legislation passed and appointments confirmed, if she wins.
Regardless of who wins the presidency and the Senate, the House of Representatives, however, is widely expected to remain in Republican hands.