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Hillary Clinton extended her lead over Donald Trump to three points in the latest IBD/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll, 44%-41%, in a four-way race. She's also up three points unrounded, 43.8%-40.8%, up from 1.2 points the day before.

Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 7.3% while Green Party nominee Jill Stein has fallen to 1.8%, with 2.2% for "other" and 4.1% for "not sure."

In a two-way matchup, Clinton leads 45.2%-41.8%, or 3.4 points.

Moreover, Clinton has a huge money advantage over her Republican rival — $99 million — according to newly released Federal Election Commission filings.

The 10th day of the IBD/TIPP tracking poll included 973 likely voters, with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.3 percentage points. The results are based on a weighted sampling of 351 Democrats, 287 Republicans and 308 people who self-identify as "independents" or "other." The poll results represent a 6-day rolling average.

Previous Days Tracking Results:

 

Oct. 23

 Oct. 24

 Oct. 25

 Oct. 26

 Oct. 27

Clinton

41%

41%

42%

42%

43%

Trump

43%

41%

41%

41%

41%

Johnson

7%

8%

8%

8%

8%

Stein

3%

4%

3%

3%

2%

Other

2%

2%

2%

2%

3%

Not sure

4%

4%

4%

4%

4%

                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the Real Clear Politics average of 10 recent national polls, Clinton leads by 4.5 points in a four-way race, down from 7.1 points on Oct. 27.

Meanwhile, some key states offer encouragement for Trump.

The RCP poll average has him narrowly ahead in Ohio. He's slightly behind in RCP's average of Florida, but ahead by 2 points in the most recent survey, from Bloomberg.

On the other hand, Clinton is within striking distance of Texas and Georgia.

Trump needs to run an inside straight, winning virtually all the battleground states, including several where he is behind, to win the necessary 270 electoral votes.

And he'll have to make that long-shot bet with far fewer chips.

The Clinton campaign had $62.4 million in cash on hand as of Oct. 19 while Trump had just $16 million, FEC filings out Thursday show. More broadly, Clinton, along with super PACs and her party, had $172 million vs. $73 million for Trump and his allies. That's an extra $99 million, with Clinton's camp planning several more fundraisers.

Many big GOP donors have shifted their focus to House and Senate races. Trump himself seems to be focusing on cutting his losses. He gave no cash from Oct. 1-19, only $31,000 for rent and staff salaries. He is $44 million short of his pledge to spend $100 million on his campaign.

Where Clinton Has Gained Ground

Clinton has turned the gender gap in her favor. On day one of the IBD/TIPP tracking poll, men favored Trump by 15 points while women preferred Clinton by 10 points. Now on day 10, that's reversed: Clinton is +15 with women and just -10 with men.

Also, many left-wing Democrats who have supported Stein seem to be returning home as the election nears. Since day one of the poll, Clinton's support has climbed by 3.8 points, while Stein's has fallen by a near-identical 3.7 points.

WikiLeaks

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks continues to release hacked emails and documents embarrassing to the Clintons and their allies.

Many top Clinton aides, including campaign manager Robby Mook, claimed to know little about Hillary Clinton's private email scandal when it broke in March 2015, according to fresh documents released by WikiLeaks.

In July 2015, Center for American Progress leader Neera Tanden, was still angry, asking now-Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. "Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered? Like whole thing is f***ing insane."

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