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​AirTalk election 2016: What to watch for with 100 days left until the election




Khizr Khan, father of deceased U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, delivers remarks as he is joined by his wife Ghazala Khan on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Khizr Khan, father of deceased U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, delivers remarks as he is joined by his wife Ghazala Khan on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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With the political conventions in the books and the nominees official, it’s all eyes on the prize in the race for the White House.

With 100 days left until voters cast their ballots, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will make their final push in battleground states that could be the key to winning in November.

Coming off the Democratic National Convention last week, Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers got a jolt. A CBS News poll taken after the DNC shows 46 percent of voters nationwide say they would vote for Hillary Clinton while 39 percent say they’d vote for Donald Trump. In a poll taken after the Republican National Convention ended, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had 42 percent support among voters nationwide.

Meanwhile, Arizona Senator John McCain has joined the chorus of voices chiding Donald Trump for his comments about the family of a Muslim-American Army captain who was killed in Iraq. After Khizr Khan gave a speech last week at the DNC which lambasted Trump on immigration and accused him of having “sacrificed nothing and no one,” Trump responded by criticizing the Khan’s in TV interviews and on Twitter, asking why Mrs. Khan didn’t say anything and suggesting that she wasn’t allowed to (she has said in an interview that it’s too difficult for her to speak about her dead son in public).

Guests:

John Iadarola, co-creator and co-host of the daily infotainment talk show ‘ThinkTank,’ which is part of The Young Turks Network; he’s also the main political fill in host for online news show The Young Turks

Bill Whalen, research fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University