U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama waxes nostalgic but says she won't mind giving up the White House to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton because Clinton is ''tough''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: First Lady Michelle Obama took to the campaign trail in the key state of North Carolina on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday (October 4). She was a bit nostalgic about the approaching end of her husband's term in office, but added "it's fine because we've got a good replacement in Hillary Clinton, so we'll be good." She told supporters that Clinton is "tough," and knew how difficult the job of being president is, as opposed to her Republican rival, Donald Trump. She joked about her family's departure from the White House saying: "They're making this move, so we're getting a new house. We have to pack up the old house and as Barack says we've got to make sure we get our security deposit back so we're working on that." The U.S. presidential race to be decided on November 8 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 (October 3). Clinton has a 5 percentage point lead over Trump in the U.S. presidential race, according to the opinion poll released on Friday, roughly the same advantage she has held all month. The rally comes as the two vice presidential candidates, Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, are preparing to meet for their first and only debate in the campaign.