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Could deadlocked polling in these 4 key battleground states be a sign of an electoral map ‘shake-up?’

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As the presidential election draws closer, the electoral college is slipping from Hillary Clinton’s grasp.

Clinton and Donald Trump are basically tied in four key battleground states, Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire and Georgia, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.

In Arizona Trump holds a one point lead of 42 – 41 among likely voters but among registered voters as a whole Clinton has the one point advantage at 40 – 41.

Photo via NBC.
Photo via NBC.

Georgia has Trump ahead 46 – 43 with likely voters and the candidates are tied when all registered voters are polled.

Photo via NBC.
Photo via NBC.

Nevada, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012, sees Clinton ahead 45 – 44 among likelies and 46 – 41 among all eligible voters, and in New Hampshire likely voters have Trump ahead 42 – 41 among voters most likely to cast a ballot with the two tied when all registered voters are considered.

Photo via NBC.
Photo via NBC.
Photo via NBC.
Photo via NBC.

As we enter the final lap of this very unconventional election, it would not be surprising if the electoral map in the end has new contours,” Marist College Institute for Public Opinion director Lee Miringoff  told NBC. “Any of these four states could awaken a fault line in what is looking more and more like a shake-up election with more states being up for grabs.”

The race in these states remains equally close when the ballot is expanded to three and four candidates, including Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein.

Carmine Sabia

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