U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he's never seen a presidential candidate ''who knows so few facts'' as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday (October 3) called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, "dangerously uninformed". Speaking to a crowd in Orlando, Florida, Biden added that he'd never seen a presidential candidate "who knew so few facts" as Trump. Biden, a Democrat, was campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as she fights to hold onto a slim lead over Trump. In recent days, the presidential race has tightened in a number of traditional battleground states, though Clinton remained the favorite to win the White House, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project poll released on Monday. The project, which uses a national online opinion poll of more than 15,000 people, showed that, as of Thursday (September 29), Clinton and Trump were running nearly even in support in Florida and Ohio: states where Clinton had held an advantage. Arizona, where Trump had held an advantage, was also considered a toss-up. Meanwhile, Maine, Oregon and Pennsylvania were considered states that Clinton would likely win. They had previously been considered toss-ups. Overall, the project showed that Clinton continued to hold the advantage over Trump in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately picks the president. If the U.S. presidential election were held today, Clinton would lead Trump 246 to 180 in the Electoral College, and had an 88 percent chance of gaining the 270 electoral votes needed to become the U.S. chief executive. A separate Reuters/Ipsos online poll showed that a majority of Americans felt that Clinton won last week's presidential debate. Over the past several weeks, the Democrat had maintained a lead of 4 to 5 percentage points in support over Trump among likely voters.