When the national polls were tightening, liberal pundits took solace in Hillary Clinton’s lead in the swing-state polls.
But that didn’t last long.
And a fresh batch of polls show Donald Trump taking the lead in states Obama won in 2008 and 2012.
Ohio and Florida have been the biggest swing-state prizes.
Florida’s Electoral College votes made George W.Bush the winner in 2000 and winning Ohio cemented his re-election in 2004.
And new polls out of each show Trump pulling into the lead.
In Ohio, three new polls show Trump with a lead over Hillary.
A CNN poll showed Trump leading Hillary 46% to 41%.
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A Bloomberg Politics Poll showed Trump with a 48% to 43% edge.
And a brand new Suffolk University Poll revealed Trump leading Clinton 42% to 39%.
No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio.
Ohio is viewed as the centerpiece of Trump’s path to victory.
Winning the industrial Midwest is how many pundits see Trump assembling the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory.
In the RealClearPolitics polling average, Trump leads 44.7% to 43.7%.
That marks a stunning turnaround from just two days prior when the RealClearPolitics polling average had Hillary up four points.
In addition to Ohio, Trump has nudged ahead in Florida.
The two most recent polls out of the Sunshine State showed Trump in the lead.
A JMC analytics poll found Trump up 46% to 42%.
And CNN’s survey had Trump holding a 47% to 44% advantage over Clinton.
But that wasn’t the only good polling news.
Monmouth University released two polls finding Trump leading Hillary in Nevada and Iowa.
Both of these states Barack Obama won in his two campaigns.
In Nevada, Trump led Clinton 44% to 42%.
Finally, in Iowa, Monmouth’s brand-new poll showed Trump expanding his lead to eight points.
Their survey showed Trump ahead of Clinton 45% to 37%.
He also leads Hillary in the RealClearPolitics polling average by 4.3% in Iowa.
These polls are extremely good news for the Trump campaign.
The post-Labor Day surveys — both nationally and in the swing-states — show Trump with the momentum and edging closer to an Electoral College majority.