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How Tight the Presidential Race Is In Florida Is Up For Debate

Whether or how much the race for the White House is tightening in Florida is up for debate.

Whether or how much the race for the White House is tightening in Florida is up for debate. A Bloombergpoll released Wednesday showing Donald Trump with a two-point lead over Hillary Clinton caused a stir among Democrats who had in recent weeks begun to feel Florida was moving steadily into the blue column. A RealClearPolitics average of polls still gives Clinton a 1.6-point edge in contests including third-party candidates Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, and CNN moved both Florida and Nevada into its "toss-up" category from leaning Democratic. Florida-based Democratic strategist Steve Schale on Thursday in a memo urged Dems to be cautious. Clinton led or tied Trump in the vast majority of recent polls, he pointed out, and early voting shows the GOP with just a slight edge. Traders on U.S.-based prediction market PredictIt still give Clinton an edge in Florida, though it is shrinking. Flip Pidot, election analyst at PredictIt, discussed where the market sees Florida heading.

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