Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation: Clinton leads in Florida

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane at the Westchester County airport in White Plains, New YorkBy Maurice Tamman NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of Republican rival Donald Trump in the traditional battleground state of Florida, strengthening her position in the race for the White House, the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project showed ahead of the pair’s first presidential debate on Monday night. If the election were held on Monday, Clinton would lead Trump in the Electoral College by 259 to 191, with an 88 percent chance of reaching the 270 needed to win, according to the project’s results. The project, based on a weekly online tracking poll of more than 15,000 Americans, estimates state-by-state results that will drive the voting in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately selects the president.

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