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Clinton's debate win still leaves swing-state doubts

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>> Hillary Clinton, all smiles this week after her strong first debate.>> Well one down, two to go.>> But behind the scenes, Reuters correspondent, Jim Oliphant, says there's still plenty to keep her campaign team awake at night, starting with polls that haven't tipped her way in the aftermath of Donald Trump's rough outing.
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Clinton in no way can afford to be complacent. We still haven't seen any kind of a real bounce in the poll since her debate performance, suggesting that the electorate is still pretty divided. She has a lot of work to do to consolidate her own voter base, particularly with the Millennials, African American voters, Hispanics, they're all still a little bit on the fence for her, and she's going to need those voters in big numbers to offset Trump's advantage with white voters.
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>> I am going to close this campaign the way I started my career, fighting for kids and families.>> And in the swing states, Clinton is counting on some bright red flags.>> Well, why should Clinton be worried? Just look at the polls in key swing states like Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, which just a few weeks ago was thought to be safe Clinton territory, and, of course, Florida.
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Trump is within striking distance in all these states.>> I'm even leading in some of these areas.>> They're still very much in play. Trump has a path to victory. The truth of the matter is there's no reward in the electoral college for finishing A close second. There's no moral victory.
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You've gotta win these states out right. The bottom line is that she's gotta work to put away the states where she's strongest. That's states like Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia.>> Oliphant says that means Clinton will need to capitalize on the debate win quickly in those contested states ahead of the next one-on-one in St. Louis on October 9th, where Trump has vowed to go after Clinton much more aggressively.