Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump narrows to 4 points

New campaign finance reports also show Trump seems to have cut off his personal contributions. After averaging $2 million a month, he gave his campaign a measly $31,000 in the first three weeks of October, according to filings with the election regulatory body on Thursday. The Clinton campaign, by contrast, has $62 million on hand - and $153 million with joint fundraising committees. According to new filings with the Federal Election Commission, Trump raised just $28.9 million for his campaign in the last month, a fall-off from September, while Hillary Clinton ratcheted up her intake, bringing in $57.2 million. But Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence sought to downplay the disparity in campaign funding Friday morning, telling ABC's "Good Morning America" that the when it comes to the Trump campaign, message matters more than "dollars and cents".

Donald Trump has repeatedly said he will spend $100 million or more of his own money on his presidential bid.

She maintains a staff of more than 800 - several times larger than Mr Trump's - and has spent more on advertising than the Republican in every week of the race. A much stronger 84 percent of Republican voters support Trump, up from Monday's 78 percent.

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Trump is holding events in New Hampshire, Iowa and ME, one of two states that split their electoral voters by congressional district.

On a related note, the New York Times' Maggie Haberman noted this morning that the Trump campaign's official donation page tells prospective contributors, "Donate now and Mr. Trump will match your gift $1 for $1" [emphasis in the original]. Her campaign will also get a boost from President Barack Obama, whose national approval rating recently reached a new high.

White House officials say Obama will be traveling to boost Clinton almost every day until Election Day, Nov. 8. Obama says in the ad that "all the progress we've made these last eight years is on the ballot".

"We want someone who is a unifying force in this country, someone who sees our differences not as a threat but as a blessing", Mrs. Obama said as she addressed an enthusiastic, 11,000-person crowd in Winston-Salem, one of Clinton's biggest gatherings of her campaign.

Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton as creatures of a corrupt political system, who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families.

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