Transcript for Poll Results Show Trump and Clinton in Dead Heat
Now, to politics and the race for president. The rhetoric not easing up on this holiday. The latest polls show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump running in a dead heat. That's within the poll's margin of error. And now trump's campaign is turning up the heat, taking aim not just at Hillary Clinton, but at bill Clinton's scandals, as well. Here's ABC's Jim Avila. Reporter: No Christmas eve quiet for Donald Trump today. Retweeting this, why is Hillary even allowed to run? She's a criminal. Last night, his campaign spokeswoman even summoning the ghost of her husband's scandals. Hillary Clinton has some nerve to talk about the war on women and the bigotry towards women when she's got a serious problem in her husband. Reporter: Trump's campaign upping the rhetoric after he described Clinton's loss to president Obama by using offcolor slang of the male anatomy. She was favored to win and she got . She lost, I mean, she lost. Reporter: Trump insists his use of the term was neither vulgar nor misogynistic. To me, that's really a reference to getting beaten and really pretty decisively. And when I said it, nobody in the audience thought anything about it. They clapped, they didn't view that as being a horrible thing. Reporter: But Clinton's campaign called trump's language degrading and disgusting. I really deplore the tone of his campaign and the inflammatory rhetoric. It's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism. Reporter: And that brought this vailed threat from trump last night. "Hillary, chwhen you complain for a penchant for seamtism, who are you referring to? I have great. Reporter: For women. Be careful." I can think quite a few women that have been bullied by Hillary Clinton. Reporter: No comment from the Clinton campaign, but tonight, trump and his family go to church near his palm beach home, so, perhaps there will be a momentary truce. Jim Avila, ABC news.
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