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What to Expect at This Turning Point in the 2016 Race


abcnews articleThe following is an excerpt from MEGHAN KENEALLY | September 6, 2016 | abcnews.com |

The race for the White House is now in the final stretch as the candidates ramp up for the last nine weeks of the campaign.

This weekend, both campaigns spent time in Ohio -- one of the critical battleground states -- and their planes were even on the same tarmac and the same airport at the same time.

Their similar schedules comes from the race to win over undecideds as the campaign appears to be closer than ever.

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The latest poll, released today by CNN/ORC, had Trump with 45 percent to Clinton's 43 percent. Since the margin of error is 3.5 percent, that means that the race is essentially even, though it is significant that Trump reached the 45 percent mark.

"Donald Trump has now blown through his cap," ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said on "Good Morning America," referencing Trump's previous poll performance.

"He's at his personal best. If Hillary Clinton thought she could coast in the home stretch of this thing, she'd better tighten up her track shoes and buy a bigger box of cough drops and be prepared for a very very close race," he said referencing the coughing fit Clinton had during an event in Ohio this weekend.

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