CNN has updated its rating of battleground states
Two states that had moved toward Clinton are back in the "battleground" column
– Maine’s 2nd Congressional District (1) moves from “solid Democrat” to “battleground”
– Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District (1) moves from “solid Republican” to “battleground”
In total, that means 19 electoral votes have moved in Hillary Clinton’s direction from “battleground” to “lean Democrat” and 20 have moved toward Donald Trump with Pennsylvania’s new “battleground” status, according to CNN’s ratings. The 6 electoral votes in Utah have moved from solid to “lean Republican,” but remain in Trump territory for now.
Road to 270: Electoral College map
Note: The split congressional district ratings are symbolized with diagonal lines.
The state of play
Trump has a final debate performance in front of a huge national audience and 20 more days of non-stop campaigning to dramatically upend this race and mount what would be the greatest political comeback in modern times. He has proven unable or unwilling to do that over the course of the last 23 days since the first debate.
Florida is also one of the handful of states where the Clinton campaign remains heavily on the air with campaign advertising and where it announced today that two closing argument ads will begin to be seen across the state.
A new Bloomberg Politics poll putting Donald Trump a couple of points ahead of Hillary Clinton was some of the most welcome news the Trump campaign had to tout this week.
Florida’s 29 electoral votes are the biggest prize on the map among competitive states and both campaigns plan to fight it out there all the way through November 8.
In Nevada, polls continue to show it is a margin-of-error race between Clinton and Trump and both candidates are expected back in the Silver State before Election Day.
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows a dead heat with each candidate getting 43% of likely voters.
As Trump continues to shore up his Republican support and improve his standing among Hispanics (though still losing this group by a wide margin), he is ensuring Nevada remains competitive all the way through Election Day.
With the new changes to the CNN electoral outlook, our current snapshot has Clinton at 272 electoral votes from states either solidly or leaning in her direction. Trump has a total of 179 electoral votes from the states either solidly or leaning in his direction. That leaves 87 electoral votes currently up for grabs in the remaining battleground states.
The full rundown is below:
Alabama (9), Alaska (3), Arkansas (6), Idaho (4), Indiana (11), Kansas (6), Kentucky (8), Louisiana (8), Mississippi (6), Missouri (10), Montana (3), Nebraska (5), North Dakota (3), Oklahoma (7), South Carolina (9), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (11), Texas (38), Utah (6), West Virginia (5), Wyoming (3) (164 total)
Arizona (11), Georgia (16) (27 total)
Colorado (9), Florida (29), Iowa (6), New Hampshire (4), Nevada (6), Ohio (18), Virginia (13), Wisconsin (10), North Carolina (15) (110 total)
Michigan (16), Pennsylvania (20) (36 total)
California (55), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), DC (3), Hawaii (4), Illinois (20), Maine (4), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), New Jersey (14), New York (29), Oregon (7), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), Washington (12), Minnesota (10), New Mexico (5) (201 total)
Will Mullery and Tal Yellin contributed to this story.