As the November election draws near, the battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continues to heat up. However, political insiders will be paying attention to not only how the candidates are doing nationally, but how they matchup in the crucial swing states. Right now,

Clinton holds the electoral college lead.

Clinton vs. Trump Swing State polling

Electoral college predictions

While national polls won't decide the election, they can be an important tool for monitoring trends across the country and figuring out whether one candidate is on pace to surge or sink in the polls.

Clinton vs. Trump: Average of head-to-head polls

Swing states are essential indicators to keep an eye on heading into the November election. While Donald Trump says his candidacy will put states like New York in play for Republicans for the first time in a while, it is most likely going to be states like Florida and Ohio that will determine who ultimately comes out on top.

RCP Swing State Poll Average

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