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Election comes down to the wire in battleground states

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>> A last blitz ahead of election day has the Presidential candidates crisscrossing the US. While national polls give democratic party hopeful Hillary Clinton an average lead of about 3% over rival Donald Trump, the election isn't decided by popular opinion, but by the electoral college. And Reuters polling shows that many of the most watched states are headed for a photo finish result.
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And the White House will be won or lost in these battle grounds. Reuters correspondent, Maurice Tamman.>> First of all North Carolina is critical. Right now, we have it almost too close to call, but with Trump having a slight edge. He still has a chance of winning if he takes North Carolina.
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Moving to Florida, immediately after that, the results coming in there, it's very close. Clinton has a tiny lead of about one percentage point. The big x-factor in Florida will be the Hispanic vote. But if he wins both North Carolina and Florida, the next states that are really important are gonna be the midwest and Pennsylvania.
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If she wins up in that neck of the woods, then he has a lot of trouble getting to 270 electoral college votes.>> That's why, on Monday, Hillary Clinton blew through Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina. Donald Trump began the day in Florida, moving through North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and New Hampshire.
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Clinton now clear of an FBI investigation that cut into her poll numbers. On Sunday, FBI Director James Comey saying a new inquiry did not produce any new damning information. But the damage may have already been done. Whatever the result, one thing continues to dog pollsters this election. Close to one in five voters still appear undecided.
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And that means that forecasters need to steel themselves for any possible outcome.