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Battleground States

  1. Poll: Trump Embarrasses More Than 60 Percent of Voters in 3 Crucial StatesTrump’s response to Charlottesville doesn’t seem to have gone over so well in the three states that narrowly handed him last year’s election.
  2. Trump’s Loss of Support Is Where He Can Least Afford ItAn analysis of approval data shows Trump struggling with college-educated white voters, and even with his blue-collar “base,” in battleground states.
  3. 7 Big Questions on the Final Day of This CampaignClinton is still favored in the polls, Trump has a tough path to victory in the states, but there’s enough uncertainty to keep us awake on November 8.
  4. Why Blue States Are the New BattlegroundsAfter Trump audaciously began campaigning and advertising in states long thought to be a “lock” for his opponent, Clinton is responding.
  5. What the Early-Voting Numbers Are Telling UsDemocrats are doing well in early voting in Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina, and not so well in Iowa and Ohio — but there’s plenty of time left.
  6. Clinton Maintains Lead in Two New Polls, But Trump Tape Impact Is MixedTrump’s Access Hollywood tape may not have been a decisive blow, but the polls don’t yet reflect the recent accusations of sexual harassment either.
  7. The Battle to Turn Out Early Voters Has Begun. One Candidate Has a Plan.In the chess game of voter targeting and mobilization, Clinton has strategic flexibility, but will Trump will benefit from state GOP efforts?
  8. Education Gap Among White Voters Could Remake the Battlefield MapClinton’s strength among college-educated white voters and Trump’s strength in the white working class could move some states around on the presidential battlefield map. 
  9. Change Is a Constant, Even on the Electoral MapWhen it comes to battleground states, Pennsylvania may be the new Virginia, just as Virginia became the new Ohio.
  10. Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Ending Early in Some Battleground StatesNinety-nine weeks of unemployment is a thing of the past.
  11. ‘WSJ’/Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Leads McCain in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and ColoradoAnd suddenly, McCain begins to play the underdog role that Obama himself performed so well in the primary.