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Clinton, Trump vie for elusive undecideds

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>> Totally opposed to Donald Trump.>> Hillary Clinton's plan to bring->> Monday's debate will undoubtedly be riveting television. But it's also an opportunity for either candidate to win over the roughly 27 million people who haven't yet picked a side. Reuters polling editor Chris Kahn explores just who these undecided voters are.
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>> We're talking about one out of five likely voters. These are people who have voted in the past. They say they're likely gonna be there on Election Day. These are people who are mostly white. They tend to be a little bit older. They tend to lean a little bit more conservative, and about 60% are women.
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>> Older white conservatives make up Trump's base, but here's the catch. His supporters are mostly men. The uncommitted voters are mostly women. As the first female Presidential nominee of a major party, Clinton's making a big play for that half of the population, releasing this ad Friday.>> I'd look her right on that fat ugly face of hers.
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She's a slob.>> But with this group, she's got her work cut out for her.>> In general, women need more than another woman. They need something more than just a gender-specific choice for them. They're looking for answers about jobs. They're looking for answers about the economy. They're looking for someone that they can feel good about representing the country.
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And they're not quite seeing it in Hillary Clinton just yet.>> The fact that roughly 20% of America's likely voters are still on the fence, compared to just 12% at the same time in the 2012 election, underscores the unpopularity of both candidates.>> This is also an election which a majority of Americans think the country's on the wrong track.
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They think the economy's on the wrong track. They're really worried about terrorism, they're worried about jobs. And they really don't like their choices in the major party candidates. Both candidates still are unliked by a majority of American adults.>> The most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found Clinton leading Trump by four percentage points in a two-way race.
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The Democratic nominee has mostly led Trump in the poll this year. But the gap between the two candidates has narrowed with six weeks left before the November 8 election.