Trump gains ground on Clinton: Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation

Combination photo of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in North CarolinaBy Maurice Tamman NEW YORK (Reuters) – The race for the Oval Office tightened significantly in the past week, as several swing states that Republican Donald Trump must win shifted from favoring Democrat Hillary Clinton to toss-ups, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project. The two presidential candidates are now tied in Florida and North Carolina, and Clinton’s lead in Michigan has narrowed so much that the state is too close to call. While Clinton remains the odds-on favorite to win Tuesday’s election, Trump now has a plausible route to victory, especially if there is a sharp fall in turnout among African-Americans from the levels of the 2012 election.

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