US Presidential race tightens in Florida, Ohio, Arizona

(VOVworld) - The US presidential race has tightened in a number of traditional battleground states, though Democrat Hillary Clinton was still favorite to win the White House, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States poll released on Monday.
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The poll, which was responded to by more than 15,000 people in the US, showed that, as of Thursday, Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump were running nearly even in support in Florida and Ohio, states where she had previously held an advantage. Arizona, where Trump was leading, was also considered a toss-up. These states are densely populated and have a large number of electoral votes.

Meanwhile, Maine, Oregon, and Pennsylvania were considered states that Clinton would likely win though they had also previously been considered toss-ups.

If the US presidential election were held today, Clinton would lead Trump 246 to 180 in the Electoral College, and has an 88% chance of gaining the 270 electoral votes needed to become the US President.

Another Reuters/Ipsos States poll showed that a majority of Americans felt that Clinton won last week’s live presidential debate.

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