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SPORTS ANCHOR: This is going to be a tough play. Bryant! The Cubs win the World Series!
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JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: All right. Breaking news: there is joy in mudville tonight. The Cubs win their third World Series with only a small 108-year gap in the middle.
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN ANCHOR: Also breaking overnight, a new poll in the race for president shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied in battleground Colorado.
Welcome back to EARLY START. I'm Christine Romans.
BERMAN: I'm John Berman. About 29 minutes past the hour.
So, where were you when the world turned upside down? Let me tell you a few of the things that have happened since the Cubs last won the World Series -- Internet, television, Super Bowls, all of them, rock and roll, all of it, the World Wars, both of them, 108 years is a long time.
But it is now history. The Cubs, whew, they did it the hard way. They came back after being down three games to one and game seven was bonkers, an extra inning gem.
Andy Scholes in the middle of it all in Cleveland.
ANDY SCHOLES, CNN BLEACHER REPORT: What a game. What a series. This is what a 108-year drought celebration looks like. First time in a lifetime, the Cubs can call themselves champions.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One hundred and eight years. I've been waiting for a team like you, boys.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's the story of the 2016 Chicago Cubs. We never give up. We fight back. We don't care if we're playing on the road or any of that. I mean, it's an unbelievable game.
SCHOLES: How awesome is this moment celebrating with your team?
[04:30:00] UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's the best. I can't move. But I don't care. This is unbelievable. This is what you dream of as a kid. I'm 24 years old and I'm the luckiest guy on the planet, man.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's unbelievable. Go Cubbies. Go Cubbies. Let's go.
SCHOLES: What do you say about this team the way you all came back from 3-1 to win this?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We never quit. We always said that we never quit. It's never over until it's over. Well, it's over now. We're on top.
SCHOLES: Theo, you did it again. What's the secret?
THEO EPSTEIN, CHICAGO CUBS: We did it. Our organization did it. The fans did it. The players did it. The Ricketts family did it. I mean, total team effort. Epic, epic game and performance, 114 wins now. So good. I like baseball.
ROMANS: There's just -- I like baseball.
BERMAN: I like baseball.
ROMANS: It's a perfect match. There's nothing, nothing but pure joy in Chicago. Cubs fans still up. This thing did not get done until 1:30 our time. Look, this is a World Series victory and they are partying like it is 1908, sort of. Except they didn't take selfies in 1908.
CNN's Brynn Gingras has been out among the faithful in Chi Town all night.
BERMAN: Look at these people.
ROMANS: So awesome, Brynn.
BRYNN GINGRAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This is insane. Still look at all these people are out here. Are you guys excited or what?
No one has been drinking at all I swear. Everybody in this crowd is sober at this point. But you guys -- I mean, everyone is sort of walking down to Wrigley Field to get a picture of the World Series champion sign and chanting through the streets, setting off fireworks. Everyone is so super excited.
I want to introduce -- hold on, all right. We got to talk to Karla. Not only Karla is it a World Series champion, it is your birthday.
KARLA PAREDES, CUBS FAN: It is my birthday.
GINGRAS: Tell me what this feels like for you.
PAREDES: It's exciting. It's awesome. I was born in Chicago. So, I'm like --
PAREDES: I'm speechless. I almost cried. I'm happy. I really am. I love Chicago.
GINGRAS: I'm happy this is a good birthday present. You couldn't ask for anything better.
I'm going to tell you, John and Christine, I was talking to a mom who had her two kids out here an hour ago. She had a manicure and she bit off all her nails during the game. The fashion is also just as exciting is the fact that they did win.
ROMANS: It was literally a nail biter.
BERMAN: It is reasonable and rational behavior. The fact she had her two kids out at 3:00 a.m. not judging. I think that's totally OK.
ROMANS: I mean, it's the first time since 1908. What are you going to do? You want your kids to be with you.
Brynn, thank you. That is awesome. The sign at Wrigley, I mean, they're going to try to get the people away from Wrigley, you know? But everybody wants to be close. Look.
BERMAN: They will never get people away from Wrigley. They will be there all winter long.
ROMANS: Everyone is going to want to touch it.
All right. With five days to go in the race for president, new polling out that may have both sides are adjusting strategies. That's next.
[04:37:41] BERMAN: All right. Campaign stretch runs. New developments this morning. Overnight, a poll out of the battleground state of Colorado. It wasn't so much of a battleground. But it looks like it is now, showing the race tied this after some decent polls from other states from Hillary Clinton in the afternoon.
Overnight, Hillary Clinton had a new campaign sounded like a negative ad version from John Lennon.
And today, for the first time, Ted Cruz will campaign for Trump ticket in person. ROMANS: All right. Breaking overnight, brand new polling that shows
Colorado long in the Clinton column is now a tie. The University of Denver poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both holding 39 percent of the vote in four-way race.
Let's bring in CNN politics reporter Eugene Scott.
What do these numbers mean for Clinton's campaign strategy? A lot of undecideds actually in that Colorado poll.
EUGENE SCOTT, CNN POLITICS REPORTER: Yes, a lot of undecideds. You know, Colorado was a state she was not campaigning in because she was pretty confident there. But while she took a backseat, Donald Trump was aggressive with the state and we're seeing some differences there. Especially with millennial voters and a significant number of them going for Gary Johnson.
BERMAN: You know, I guess Bernie Sanders is there today, but still no word for Hillary Clinton herself will go there or the president or Michelle Obama. That would be a sign that the Clinton team think these have work to do, although they are spending.
We also saw polls from Florida and North Carolina over the last 24 hours. The polls seem to give Hillary Clinton a very slight edge there although within the margin of error.
SCOTT: Right. Both of those states are states with the Obama coalition there, and that she's hoping to win millennials, black voters, women, Hispanics. But she's not taking anything for granted. And so, she is pulling out all stops. President Obama at Chapel Hill yesterday.
She is hoping he can convince people to get on board her campaign like they were his.
BERMAN: All right. Yes, she's going there tomorrow. He's going back there tomorrow. North Carolina, working it hard.
All right. Eugene, thanks so much.
BERMAN: All right. So, Hillary Clinton -- we have been talking about the World Series. Hillary Clinton born in Illinois. A Cubs fan. You can see her reaction last night, or overnight, and really this morning or like an hour ago, when the Cubs actually won the World Series. She kept her motorcade to see the end of the game. Obviously, a very excited Cubs fan there. She maybe a Yankees fan briefly. Now I guess a Cubs fan again.
Today, she goes to North Carolina as Eugene was just saying. Such an important state for her. You see her surrogates out on the trail working very, very hard.
Now, Hillary Clinton was in Arizona before she watched the Cubs game last night. [04:40:02] Why? Well, she wants to bring Arizona into the Democratic
CNN's Brianna Keilar was there.
BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: John and Christine, Hillary Clinton in Arizona trying to turn this red state blue, would be the first time since Bill Clinton won Arizona back in 1996. So, it is a tall order. She has a lot of surrogates that she is relying on. Big names, including her running mate, Tim Kaine, who today will give a speech entirely in Spanish here in Arizona.
Also, President Obama has been campaigning for her, arguing that his legacy is tied to Hillary Clinton. That he needs to pass the baton to her.
And for Hillary Clinton, she's been hitting Donald Trump very hard, going negative, as she tries to appeal to those voters in the middle, those ones who are repealed by Donald Trump, but maybe they're not so certain about voting for Hillary Clinton.
HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: On January 20th, either I or Trump will be sworn in as the next president of the United States. A lot of people are still considering who to vote for. I think people who are considering voting for him say to themselves, you know, I don't like everything he says and I don't like a lot of thing he's done in his life, but maybe he'll become different when he becomes president.
And then I think some people are saying, well, maybe I'll just sit this one out. You know, I don't -- I can't really make up my mind. Nothing will change if he's elected because we know who he is. As Michelle Obama says, the presidency doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are.
KEILAR: It's not the positive message that Hillary Clinton was hoping to end the campaign on. She doesn't have the breathing room in the polls that she had before Friday when her email controversy erupted again. And that's why you're seeing the shift, John and Christine.
ROMANS: All right. Brianna, thank you for that.
Now, Donald Trump also finishing his campaign on a different note than many had predicted. The Republican nominee suddenly disciplined. He is on message. Like Clinton, Trump is now also getting help from a battalion of surrogates, many of them he's related to. His wife Melania, his adult children Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric and another notable on the surrogate list, Ted Cruz, he will join Mike Pence on the trail in Iowa and Michigan.
For the latest on the Trump campaign, let's bring in CNN's Sunlen Serfaty. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, John and Christine.
Well, Donald Trump in his closing message seems to be trying to show late in the game message discipline. He is staying on script. He is reading off teleprompter for most of his campaign rallies, really trying to keep the attack lines focused on Hillary Clinton.
Clearly, the calculation from within the Trump campaign is that Trump should not deviate from that message. Not try to say anything controversial as he has in the past that would step on that message.
And Donald Trump at his rally in Pensacola, Florida, talked about that newfound restraint, almost repeating what potentially his campaign advisers are telling him behind the scenes -- don't do anything to rock the boat in these final days.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We're going to be nice and cool. Nice and cool. All right? Stay on point, Donald. Stay on point.
No side tracks, Donald. Nice and easy. Nice. Because I've been watching Hillary the last few days, she's totally unhinged.
SERFATY: And Donald Trump will continue to focus on battleground states today. He has a midday rally in Jacksonville, Florida, and then he's off to North Carolina.
And Melania Trump will be hitting the campaign trail solo. She'll have a speech in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Campaign aides say that she will be delivering a warm speech. She'll talk about her time growing up abroad and potentially what she would do as first lady -- John and Christine.
BERMAN: All right. Sunlen Serfaty, thanks so much.
Donald Trump goes after a member of the media at one of his rallies. I'll show it to you next.
[04:48:13] ROMANS: Closing arguments. Five days to go until Election Day. Let's break down the latest developments with senior media correspondent Brian Stelter. He's the host of CNN's "RELIABLE SOURCES", and political analyst and best-selling author, Ellis Henican.
Nice to see you, guys, this morning.
This is it. You have Donald Trump, you know, yesterday, he was saying I'm going to stay on message. That was after he went after a reporter again. Listen to that moment and I'll ask you, Brian, what's going on here.
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TRUMP: We have massive crowds. There's something happening. They're not reporting it. Katy, you're not reporting it, Katy. But there's something happening, Katy. There's something happening, Katy.
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ROMANS: And ending the campaign like it began, by kind of calling out the media.
STELTER: I remember Donald Trump criticizing Katy Tur at a campaign event in June 2015. This has been a theme for him. He is ending the way it began.
And by the way, he is no less correct now than he was many months ago. The cameras do show the crowds. We show the crowds at rallies. Katy Tur says last night said he knows that we do show the crowds. But this is a very effective for his audience. His crowd loves it when he criticizes the press.
ELLIS HENICAN, POLITICAL ANALYST & BEST-SELLING AUTHOR: We are all Katy Tur, right? It is not about her. It is about anyone us covering these things. And none of these candidates, they don't want fair coverage. They want no coverage, I guess, or maybe the right coverage.
STELTER: They are avoiding interviews. But this was the exception of the rule, we got to say. Trump has been, he's been avoiding the 3:00 a.m. tweets. He's been avoiding the off-topic rants. He's been focusing on the FBI investigation of Clinton. He's been focusing on Obamacare. He has been delivering an effective closing argument in recent days.
BERMAN: So, Hillary Clinton a week and a half ago before the FBI investigation, she wanted to finish this campaign on a positive message, an uplifting message. That has not happened. I mean, she clearly decided to take on Trump directly.
[04:50:01] And overnight in Arizona, you have a bit of a taste of it. Let's listen.
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CLINTON: Imagine with me what it would be like to have Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office come next January. Someone who demeans women, mocks the disabled, insults Latinos and African-Americans. What would it be like to have that person in the most powerful office in the world?
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BERMAN: Ellis Henican, risk or reward to having this as your closing argument? HENICAN: You know, it's a shame. Unfortunately, It would be better
because she needs to make a positive sale. But every step of the campaign, you succeed by going out to hate the person you are running against, and I guess she's going back to tried and true.
ROMANS: Her ads this week had been, and there will be a lot of ads. And so, I'm sorry, Pennsylvania and Ohio, you are not going to have your TV back until next week. It is all his words. They're going to use his words and things he said and done over and over and over again is her closing message.
STELTER: During the World Series last night, big advertisements from Trump and Clinton. They were mostly negative. Clinton bought two negative ads, including two that showed Trump's own words, as you said, the words on the "Access Hollywood" tape in one of the ads.
There was one positive commercial from Trump. But for the most part, during the World Series, negative ads for both campaigns.
BERMAN: So, Ellis, in the last 24 hours, we had a Colorado poll which shows a tie which is a concern for the Clinton campaign. But also, a lot of polls from Pennsylvania which show a consistent four-point edge there, which is enough to win Pennsylvania. Wisconsin is a six-point edge there.
And in Florida and North Carolina, a very tiny edge there. Nate Silver who, you know, we all quote way too much, essentially said, if you went into yesterday thinking you will see evidence that the race is tied, you didn't get that. You saw evidence that Hillary Clinton is probably a little bit ahead.
HENICAN: That is right. But again, I've got to keep throwing out my polling caveats. I just don't believe it the way I did in previous years. I think cell phones made a difference. I think very difficult to poll millennials the way people move around.
You know, these kind of differences we may not get good answers out of these polls.
STELTER: You're saying it's not that the pollsters are purposely getting it wrong.
HENICAN: No, that's ridiculous.
STELTER: You're saying it's just harder and harder to poll.
HENICAN: It's just tougher today.
BERMAN: It is, but there is more of it. So, if you add it all together, the theory, it should matter.
HENICAN: Yes, we hope. We hope.
ROMANS: All right. Guys, thank you for being here early. Nice to have you on board. Facebook sets a record for quarterly revenue, but the stock is getting
crushed in pre-market trading. We will tell you why investors are not happy with the social network. We will have a check on the CNN Money Stream, next.
[04:56:45] ROMANS: All right. Let's get a check on CNN Money Stream.
Dow futures just slightly lower this morning. Investors grappling with a tight election. In an almost certain rate hike from the Fed in December, another thing hanging over stock markets in the world. Stocks in Asia are mixed. European markets with small gains. Open about an hour. Oil is up.
The Federal Reserve holding interest rates steady after the meeting yesterday. The move widely expected. But it seems the Fed is preparing for a rate hike in December. Investors now put the chance at 71 percent, 71 percent chance of a December rate hike. The wild card, of course, is stock market turmoil following the presidential election.
We talk about Facebook stock set to plunge this morning despite record setting quarterly results. Shares are down more than 6 percent in pre-market trading. Look at the performance for the year. I mean, if you have been in Facebook shares, you had a good year.
So, what's going on here right now, well, the Facebook CEO -- CFO rather said ad revenue growth will drop meaningfully next year. It's running out of places to put ads in front of users. As for the record results, sales jumped 56 percent to $7 billion. Profit nearly tripled to $2.3 billion. Facebook has a gob of people around the world, 1.79 billion monthly active users. That is more than half the people in the world believe to have internet access.
Imagine all those eyeballs. It's not enough for today, because the stocks are going to fall.
BERMAN: All right. If you're just waking up, the Cubs won the World Series and race for president is pretty tight.
NEW DAY picks up right now.
CLINTON: Imagine with me what it would be like to have Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office.
TRUMP: Stay on point, Donald. Stay on point. Nice and easy. Nice --
CLINTON: Everything he has said and done in his career and in this campaign is a pretty good preview of what's to come.
TRUMP: You think Hillary is so honest with our government? I don't think so, folks. BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: It's not often where
you can move the arc of history. Don't let that chance slip away.
SPORTS ANCHOR: A moment that many thought might never happen.
BERMAN: The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.
ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.
CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome to your NEW DAY. It's Thursday, November 3rd, 5:00 in the East.
And we do begin with breaking news. The curse is broken. No, the election isn't over. But the Chicago Cubs are World Series champions for the first time in more than a century. That was the longest championship drought in baseball history.
And what a finale. An epic game seven, extra inning, rain delay win over the Cleveland Indians.
CAMEROTA: So, the Cub fans going crazy into the night in Wrigleyville. A hundred and eight years in the making. The celebration is still going on this morning.
We have all the bases covered for you, beginning with Andy Scholes who was at the game in Cleveland.
Andy, give us all the highlights.
ANDY SCHOLES, CNN BLEACHER REPORT: Alisyn, what a game. What a series. I mean, game seven last night is going to go down as one of the best World Series games we've ever seen. And the range of emotions that both of these fan bases had to go through last night enough to last a lifetime.