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Presidential Horse Race 2016: Crooked Hillary brings down the house on the final night of the DNC

Hillary Clinton’s tired speech on the final night of the Democrat National Convention closed out a tumultuous week for the party nominee. Plus, Why undecided voters will eventually choose Donald Trump; #NeverTrump media gets an “A” for their English papers, but what about the election?; Trump admits it’s personal with the non-stop bash fest that was the Democrat convention, and, Is Mitt Romney about to endorse a pro-abortion, pro-marijuana candidate?

Dems fret over Trump bounce

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Democrats are alarmed over a cluster of new polls showing Donald Trump enjoying a healthy bounce in support after the Cleveland convention. Some Democrats can’t believe they are in a close race.

Trump takes national lead with 6-point convention bounce

Kyle Balluck, The Hill

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in a national poll released Monday morning, adding 6 points since the GOP convention. Trump now leads his likely general election rival by 3 points, 48 to 45 percent, in the CNN/ORC Poll.

Poll: Trump's VP is unknown to nearly half of voters

Lisa Hagen, The Hill

A new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll found that 48 percent of voters don’t have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), saying they don't know enough to have an opinion. Twenty-six percent view him favorably, while another 26 percent view him unfavorably. Pence will have a big opportunity to introduce himself to the country during a prime-time speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Clinton’s Lead Is As Safe As Kerry’s Was In 2004

Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight

While Obama won twice with pre-convention leads of 3 to 4 points, John Kerry went into his convention with a lead of about 3 percentage points in 2004, but lost to George W. Bush. And in 2000, Bush had about a 4-point lead on the eve of the conventions, but lost the popular vote to Al Gore. (Bush won the Electoral College, of course.)

The continuing political decline of Hillary Clinton

Aaron Blake, Washington Post

It's hard to overstate just how bad Clinton's numbers are. And a new Washington Post-ABC News poll is the latest to suggest they just keep getting worse — so much so that they are in some ways about as bad as Trump's.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Turmoil and red meat at the first day of the Republican Convention

The evening program of the first day of the Republican National Convention offered plenty of interest, but the “stars” of the show were not necessarily the ones you would expect. Plus, #NeverTrump wanted convention chaos and in getting it killed necessary reforms of the RNC that conservatives have been working on for years; Ted Cruz will back Trump because everyone will be better off when The Donald wins, and, Beyond Cleveland, Trump is just getting started.