Clinton and Trump’s tightening race causes market jitters

With less than one week to go until Election Day, a national poll showing Donald Trump with a narrow lead over Hillary Clinton sent global financial markets tumbling Wednesday, as both candidates focused on scrapping for votes in battleground states.

An ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll out Tuesday showed Trump ahead 46 to 45 percent, while other polls still put Clinton in the lead but suggest the race has narrowed as November 8 looms.

Pollster TargetSmart forecast that Clinton could win Florida – and effectively bar Trump any route to the White House – by a massive eight point margin, 48 to 40 percent.

Wisconsin backed President Barack Obama in 2012, but if Trump can win its 10 electoral college votes, it could put him over the 270 threshold and win him the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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