Despite the very recently increasing lead of Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the "polls", even CNN has been forced to admit today that "this race has tightened."
In a shocking turn of events for the Clinton campaign's propaganda arm, the latest snapshot of the Electoral College map heading into the final days shows Hillary Clinton has dropped below 270 electoral votes for the first time in CNN's electoral map when adding up the states that are either solidly Democratic or leaning in her direction.
CNN made four moves in the map since their last update and all of them are in Donald Trump's direction.
Maine's 2nd Congressional District moves from "battleground" to "lean Republican"
New Hampshire moves from "lean Democrat" to "battleground"
Ohio moves from from "battleground" to "lean Republican"
Utah from "battleground" to "lean Republican"
Leaving the scorecard as follows...
As The Hill notes, Trump has been closing in on Clinton's lead both nationally and in several battleground states. Although the Democratic nominee still holds an advantage, CNN's map now shows more opportunity for the GOP nominee to reach the required number of electoral votes to secure the presidency.
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Ironically, given our earlier comment, CNN has now folded again and admit their latest national poll shows Trump and Clinton deadlocked.
Another national survey shows a near-even race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the final weekend before Election Day.
The former secretary of state has 44% of support among likely voters in a McClatchy-Marist poll released Saturday while the businessman has 43%, within the poll's margin of error.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 6% of the vote while Green Party nominee Jill Stein garners 2%.
"Although Clinton and Trump are separated by the slimmest of margins, the Electoral College can present a very different picture," said Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. "Close popular votes can, but do not necessarily, translate into tight battles for 270 electoral votes."
The poll included voters who are undecided but leaning toward a candidate or who have already voted.
When the McClatchy-Marist poll last reported these results in September, Clinton was ahead of Trump by 6 points among likely voters nationally.