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Poll: Clinton Holds Big Lead In Virginia, Trump Up In Arizona

WASHINTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will deliver what aides are billing as a major economic speech on Thursday in Detroit.


Clinton's appearance is set to follow a speech planned by Republican rival Donald Trump on what he would do to improve economic growth. Trump's speech is set for Monday in the same city.

The dueling Detroit addresses come as new polls show Clinton gaining ground.

In the latest McClatchy-Marist poll, Clinton and Tim Kaine have a wide lead over Donald Trump and Mike Pence, commanding 15-point lead over Trump in the presidential contest. According to the poll, Clinton has come a long way from mid-July when a slim three points separated the two candidates.

The poll found the Clinton-Kaine ticket had 48 percent support, while the Trump-Pence ticket polled at 33 percent. Twelve percent said they would not support either candidate and 2 percent said they would back a third party.

According to a new CBS Poll, Clinton is coming in strong in Virginia, opening with a 49-37 lead over Trump. Among their own parties, around 95 percent of Democrats in Virginia support Clinton, while only 79 percent of Republicans say they support Trump.

Clinton also holds a two-point lead in Nevada -- due in part to an increase of energized Hispanic voters in the state, CBS News reports.

Trump has a two-point lead (44 percent to 41 percent) in Arizona.

At campaign events last week, Clinton questioned Trump's commitment to creating American jobs by highlighting his use of outsourcing at his companies.

Trump's populist economic message includes a vow to revive manufacturing jobs and renegotiate trade deals to benefit American workers.

Both candidates are taking a break from the trail today.

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