10 things you need to know today: August 5, 2016

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1. Clinton takes biggest polling lead over Trump yet

Hillary Clinton continued her post-convention surge in the polls, jumping to a 15 percentage-point lead over Republican rival presidential nominee Donald Trump in a McClatchy/Marist poll released Thursday. In a two-candidate matchup, Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 33 percent, her biggest lead yet. Last month, her advantage was 42-39. In a four-way race that includes Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Clinton leads Trump by 14 points, 45 percent to 31 percent. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll put Clinton's lead over Trump at nine percentage points, 47 percent to 38 percent in a head-to-head matchup, up from a five-point lead last month.

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