Latest swing state polls: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

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The road to the White House requires grit, determination, moxie — and most importantly, 270 electoral college votes. 

Here's a look at where Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton stand in crucial battleground states (where a combined 195 electoral college votes are up for grabs) just weeks before voters head to the polls.

Arizona

Trump is leading in Arizona by just one percentage point, according to a RealClearPolitics average of statewide polls. However, the latest poll, conducted by Emerson College from Oct. 2-4, gives Clinton the advantage, 44% to 42%, in a four-way race including the top two third-party candidates. Arizona has 11 electoral college votes. 

Colorado 

Clinton has held a steady lead in Colorado in recent weeks. A RealClearPolitics average of state polls has her ahead of Trump by eight percentage points. The latest Quinnipiac poll, taken from Oct. 10-16, also shows her up by eight points in a four-way race. Colorado has nine electoral college votes.

Florida 

Clinton is holding a narrow lead in the Sunshine State. A RealClearPolitics average of state polls puts her 3.6 percentage points ahead of Trump. And the latest Quinnipiac poll, taken Oct. 10-16, gives her a four-point lead in a four-way race against Trump and the third-party candidates. Florida has 29 electoral college votes.

Georgia 

Trump took a big dip in the polls in Georgia over the summer. He bounced back last month and now leads Clinton by 5.5 percentage points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of state polls. The latest poll, conducted by Landmark Communications from Oct. 11-12, gives Trump a six-point advantage over Clinton in a three-way race including Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Georgia has 16 electoral college votes. 

Iowa 

Trump is leading in Iowa, but not by much. According to a RealClearPolitics average of statewide polls, Trump beats Clinton by 3.7 percentage points. A Des Moines Register poll conducted from Oct. 3-6 puts Trump ahead by four points in a four-way race. Iowa has six electoral college votes. 

Maine

In a four-way race including the top two third-party candidates, Clinton leads by 4.7 percentage points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of state polls. A Maine People's Resource Center poll conducted from Oct. 7-9 puts her ahead by eight points. Maine has two electoral college votes.

Michigan 

Clinton has had a steady lead in Michigan for months. A RealClearPolitics average of state polls puts her ahead by 10.7 percentage points. The latest poll, conducted by Fox 2 Detroit/Mitchell last week, has Clinton up by 10 points. Michigan has 16 electoral college votes. 

Minnesota 

Clinton leads in Minnesota by 4.3 percentage points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of state polls. But the most recent poll, conducted by Gravis in late September puts Clinton and Trump tied in a four-way race. Minnesota has 10 electoral college votes. 

Missouri

Trump has had a steady lead in Missouri since early September. A RealClearPolitics average of state polls puts Trump ahead by eight percentage points in a four-way race. The latest poll, conducted by Remington Research from Oct. 9-11, gives Trump a five-point lead. Missouri has 10 electoral college votes. 

Nevada 

The race is close in Nevada, where Clinton leads by 2.5 percentage points in a four-way race, according to a RealClearPolitics average of state polls. The latest poll, conducted by CNN/ORC from Oct. 10-15, puts Clinton up by just two points. Nevada has six electoral college votes. 

New Hampshire

Clinton has a small but steady lead in the Granite State. According to a RealClearPolitics average of statewide polls, she is up by 3.6 percentage points. A recent WBUR/MassINC poll conducted from Oct. 10-12 put her ahead by three points in a four-way race. New Hampshire has four electoral college votes. 

North Carolina 

Trump has been gaining ground in North Carolina, where Clinton leads by 2.7 percentage points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of state polls. The latest CNN/ORC poll, conducted from Oct. 10-15, gives Clinton the edge by just one point. North Carolina has 15 electoral college votes. 

Ohio

Ohio is a close race. A RealClearPolitics average of state polls has Trump up by 0.7 percentage points. The latest Quinnipiac poll, taken from Oct. 10-16, has Trump and Clinton tied in a four-way race including the top two third-party candidates. Ohio has 18 electoral college votes. 

Pennsylvania 

Clinton is gaining ground, while Trump is falling in the polls in Pennsylvania. A RealClearPolitics average of state polls puts Clinton ahead by 6.8 percentage points in a four-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll taken from Oct. 10-16 has her ahead by six points. Pennsylvania has 20 electoral college votes. 

Virginia

Clinton is ahead in Virginia by 8.7 percentage points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of statewide polls.  The latest poll, conducted by Christopher Newport University from Oct. 11-14, has Clinton up by 15 points. Virginia has 13 electoral college votes. 

Wisconsin

Clinton is leading in Wisconsin by 6.7 percentage points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of state polls. A Marquette poll conducted from Oct. 6-9 has Clinton up by seven points in a four-way race. Wisconsin has 10 electoral college votes. 

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