7 states that Trump must win to become president

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With less than a week until Election Day, Donald Trump has seen his chances of becoming president surge to levels not seen since late September -- but if he wants to become president, there are are a handful of key states that he must be able to win on Election Day.

October was a tumultuous month for the Republican nominee, and his national polling numbers dipped. Election prognosticators, including FiveThirtyEight.com, suggested Trump's chances of winning had dropped to as little as 10 percent during part of October.

But a series of recent campaign developments, including new FBI inquiries into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, have shifted the state of the race significantly. As of late Wednesday, Trump's chances of winning had surged to 30 percent compared to Clinton's 70 percent chance, according to the polling forecast.

Click through to see seven of the states that hold the key to a Trump victory:

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Florida

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist in the air during a campaign rally at the Collier County Fairgrounds on October 23, 2016 in Naples, Florida. Early voting in Florida in the presidential election begins October 24. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ohio

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at The Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio, on October 27, 2016. (Photo credit PAUL VERNON/AFP/Getty Images)

Iowa

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, speaks during the 2nd annual Roast and Ride hosted by Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, not pictured, in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Ernst, who in 2014 won the Senate seat vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin when he retired, has turned her Roast and Ride into the conservative answer to the Harkin's legendary Steak Fry fundraiser, which auditioned dozens of presidential candidates over its 37-year history. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

North Carolina

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on September 12, 2016 at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Trump criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for saying that half of his supporters belong in a 'basket of deplorables.' (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Nevada

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Sandown, N.H. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Colorado

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Golden, Colo. (AP Photo/ Brennan Linsley)

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While it is too early to know, polling suggests Trump has a significant chance of victory in at least a handful -- if not all -- of these "must-win" states. Ohio, with its 18 electoral votes, appears to be leaning toward Trump.

Iowa, another must-win for Trump, is also leaning in his direction with only a few days left in the race to go.

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The five other key states that Trump needs to win are currently leaning in his rival's direction -- including New Hampshire and Colorado.

Florida, North Carolina and Nevada are leaning toward Clinton as well, but by relatively small margins.

FLASHBACK: Trump impersonator takes Manhattan by storm

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A man dressed as U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump gives the thumbs with bikini clad women as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man dressed as U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump gropes at bikini clad women as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Bikini clad women holds signs in protest of U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonTEMPLATE OUT
A man dressed as U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump gropes at bikini clad women as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Robert Burck known as the original "Naked Cowboy" stands outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man dressed as U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump holds a hot dog with bikini clad women as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man dressed as U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump holds a hot dog with bikini clad women as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man dressed as U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump holds a hot dog with bikini clad women as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man dressed as U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump walks with bikini clad women as part of a performance piece by British author and artist Alison Jackson outside Trump Tower in New York, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performer 'Naked Cowboy' poses for a photo outside of Trump Tower on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A performance piece by multi-award winning artist Alison Jackson, a Donald Trump 'lookalike' shows outside of Trump Tower, accompanied by beauty queens in bikinisÃholding signs with the words Trump has called women on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
A Donald Trump impersonator stands with bikini clad models in front of Trump Tower on October 25, 2016 in New York, as part of a performance art piece by British artist Alison Jackson. The event is to promote Jacksons new show, Private, in New York, which features staged photographs portraying the private lives of public individuals. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Donald Trump impersonator stands with bikini clad models in front of Trump Tower on October 25, 2016 in New York, as part of a performance art piece by British artist Alison Jackson. The event is to promote Jacksons new show, Private, in New York, which features staged photographs portraying the private lives of public individuals. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Donald Trump impersonator with a bikini clad model stops at a hot dog vendor near Trump Tower on October 25, 2016 in New York, as part of a performance art piece by British artist Alison Jackson. The event is to promote Jacksons new show, Private, in New York, which features staged photographs portraying the private lives of public individuals. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Donald Trump impersonator with a bikini clad model stops at a hot dog vendor near Trump Tower on October 25, 2016 in New York, as part of a performance art piece by British artist Alison Jackson. The event is to promote Jacksons new show, Private, in New York, which features staged photographs portraying the private lives of public individuals. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Donald Trump impersonator with bikini clad models make their way to Trump Tower in a convertible October 25, 2016 in New York, as part of a performance art piece by British artist Alison Jackson. The event is to promote Jacksons new show, Private, in New York, which features staged photographs portraying the private lives of public individuals. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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