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If Clinton carries N Carolina, it's over for Trump

With barely 35 days to go before Election day, a closer look at swing states that will be decisive.

Fresh polling data suggest Clinton is carving out significant leads in some of the states likeliest to decide the election while Trump is solidifying his standing in Ohio.

147545431230083Trump can do little to stop Clinton from winning the presidency if she carries North Carolina, says an AP analysis.

Trump is struggling with women in the big and booming suburbs of Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, who've long been part of the GOP's winning formula in this state.

Clinton has her own worries: Younger voters who helped Barack Obama win the state in 2008 and come close in 2012 are far more hesitant to back her.

Polls suggest North Carolina, Ohio and Florida are among the most competitive states expected to decide the final steps on the path to the 270 electoral votes required to win the White House.

In all but one of the past nine presidential elections, the Republican nominee has taken North Carolina. Clinton's apparent strength in once reliably Republican Virginia and swing state Colorado may mean a perilously narrow route to an electoral majority for Trump.

If Clinton captures North Carolina, Trump would have to carry perennially tight Ohio and Florida, plus Democrat-leaning Pennsylvania, and sweep less populous close states that appear increasingly out of reach.

Republican Donald Trump can do little to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency if she carries North Carolina.

Trump is struggling with women in the big and booming suburbs of Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, who've long been part of the GOP's winning formula in this state.

Clinton has her own worries: Younger voters who helped Barack Obama win the state in 2008 and come close in 2012 are far more hesitant to back her.

Polls suggest North Carolina, Ohio and Florida are among the most competitive states expected to decide the final steps on the path to the 270 electoral votes required to win the White House.

In all but one of the past nine presidential elections, the Republican nominee has taken North Carolina. Clinton's apparent strength in once reliably Republican Virginia and swing state Colorado may mean a perilously narrow route to an electoral majority for Trump.

If Clinton captures North Carolina, Trump would have to carry perennially tight Ohio and Florida, plus Democrat-leaning Pennsylvania, and sweep less populous close states that appear increasingly out of reach.

(With Agencies)


Updated Date: Oct 25, 2016 10:32 AM

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