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Florida, Ohio become toss-ups

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>> Donald Trump carving out a wider path to the White House as he chips away at rival Hillary Clinton's lead. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, showing that a number of states, including key swing states like Florida and Ohio, are no longer considered likely wins for the democratic nominee. Reuters’ polling editor Chris Kahn.
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>> There are few reasons for the tightening that you can kind of throw out there. First of all is, just naturally the ebb and flow of campaigns. You expect both candidates to get a big bump in the polls after their conventions. That's now over. You expect some kind of tightening afterwards.
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So there's just some natural ebb and flow of the campaign that's happening here, but also think about some of the headlines that you've been seeing. Really the conversation recently has mostly been about Hillary Clinton's emails, also a lot of questions about her family foundation and some of the donations they were taking.
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This is really what's been dominating the news lately.>> I have no concern on either account.>> Reuters States of the Nation project does still give Clinton an 83% chance of winning the election by an average of about 50 votes in the electoral college, but that's down from the 95% chance she had in late August when she was winning by more than 100 electoral votes.
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17 states are currently in the Clinton camp, including New York, New Jersey, and California, which have large urban populations that often vote Democrat. 23 states, many which have smaller populations, are going for Trump. But Florida and Ohio, both of which voted for President Barack Obama in the last two elections, and where Clinton had been favored last month, are now too close to call.
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Battle ground states, North Carolina and Michigan, are also up for grabs.