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Published: Thu, November 10, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Iowa poll: Trump up 7 points over Clinton

Iowa poll: Trump up 7 points over Clinton

When comparing election day 2016 to election day 2012, Iowa Democrats' early voting was down 8 percent, while Republicans' increased 2 percent. Iowa, and its six electoral college votes, has been considered a toss-up state this election cycle, and most of the past polls from the last month showed Trump with a very slim lead. This will tell you the extent to which Trump scrambled the map in either a helpful, or deleterious, manner for Republicans.

"Donald Trump can't afford to lose Iowa, and Hillary Clinton can". To the extent this does or does not materialize, it will tell you how much Iowa is its own special snowflake.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump captured the biggest swing state in the U.S. presidential election, Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, media projections showed on Tuesday night (Wednesday local time).

Trump came out on top in the state despite appeals by Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, as well former primary foe Vermont Sen.

Trump, meanwhile, sent runningmate Mike Pence to the state eight times for a dozen events throughout the general election.

Polls in the state closed at 9 pm.

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