>> Difficult, difficult times.>> Donald Trump's latest campaign shakeup, aimed at pumping up his sagging polls, not getting the universal raves he might have hoped for. Campaign reporter, Alana Wise, says the addition of Steven Bannon from the Breitbart website, provoking more sighs in GOP circles than high fives.
>> So Bannon's relationship to Republican establishment is tenuous at best and very rocky if not non-existent at worst. Part of the reason is because he and Breitbart, under his leadership, really made it their goal to oust a number of prominent establishment Republicans. Probably most notably, former House Speaker, John Boehner.
He also leveled an attack this election cycle against former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, which really just goes to paint a broader picture of just how much he has come to blows with the Republican establishment.>> GOP insiders concluding the arrival of the pugnacious Bannon means Trump will up the ante on his more controversial stands.
But among Republicans increasingly worried about a Hillary Clinton landslide, the promotion of respected pollster, Kelly Ann Conway as campaign manager drawing applause.>> They think that she is a bright-minded and strategy-driven counterweight to Trump's more bombastic and free wheeling approach.>> Conway, who supported Ted Cruz in the primaries, telling viewers on Fox News to expect more policy speeches and less quote, cacophony.
The appointments amount to a demotion for campaign chair, Paul Manafort, who was brought in to professionalize the campaign, but struggled to rein in the free wheeling candidate and became a distraction himself amid questions about his past work for a pro-Russian party in Ukraine. The reshuffle in Trump land coming on the heels of a scathing Wall Street Journal editorial calling on Trump to fix his campaign by Labor Day or step down.
All this as Clinton sports a six point edge over Trump, in the latest Reuters/Ipsos national poll.