State of the day: Florida

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With five days to go, both candidates are on the trail in swing states like Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, Ohio, and Florida trying to rev up the vote for Tuesday. Where does each candidate stand? According to the latest Real Clear Politics poll, it’s a dead tie at 47.4%. Every single vote will matter come Election Day.

Many believe it will all come down to Ohio, but it’s possible that Florida could hold even more power. During the 2000 election, Florida delivered George W. Bush the electoral college win, while Al Gore had won the popular vote.

If the president is able to hold on to Florida, those 29 electoral college votes could go a long way in helping him hit the 270 mark. However, polls from the New York Times’ Nate Silver indicate Mitt Romney currently has a greater chance of winning the state - he’s up 59% to Obama’s 41%.

Early voting is already taking place in Florida. The president himself voted early and has encouraged others to do the same. So far in the Sunshine State, according to the latest numbers, 1,099,633 people have voted, with 517,909 of those going Democrat.

How will things pan out in Florida come November 6? Let us know what you think in the comments section, or by tweeting us @thecyclemsnbc.

State of the day: Florida

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