from Bill Still
Good morning, I’m still reporting on Trump.
Donald Trump continues to hammer Hillary Clinton in the newest Daybreak poll by USC and the LA Times.
Trump has now opened up a nationwide 46.7% to 42.0% lead over Clinton as the seriousness of her health issues have now been amply demonstrated to the public.
But as the poll shows the 4.7% margin is not just Clinton sinking; it’s Trump’s rising popularity as every day he proposes new, well-thought-out solutions at his huge rallies.
The poll shows the effects of the two days since Clinton’s collapse at the 9/11 event in New York – a 5% swing.
Yesterday, at a huge rally in Aston, Pennsylvania, Trump unveiled a new plan to lower child-care costs for working moms that was crafted in part by his eldest daughter, Ivanka. The plan included a guaranteed 6-weeks of paid maternity leave that is a departure from GOP orthodoxy.
The plan would apply only to mothers and would not include fathers. Campaign officials said the maternity leave program wouldn’t cost taxpayers anything. It would be paid for through savings from the elimination of fraud in the unemployment insurance program.
Child care – the bain of working women – can now be deducted from income taxes – or even returned to low-income women in the form of tax credits. The plan would be good for up to four children and elderly dependents.
The plan has the endorsement of several female members of Congress. According to Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee:
“This is a family issue. We know men always want more money. What do women want? More time. And we are thrilled to finally have a president of the United States who is going to put the focus on working with women to make certain you can achieve your American dream.”
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.