A recent article by "The Washington Post" shows that the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has tightened in battleground states since early voting started a week and a half ago, with only five days left before Election Day, with Clinton still in the lead. The Post does refer to an apparent imbalance in initialpoll reading saying they were more about Trump'sdefeat than that he would win. Nonetheless, it also says that a lot would have to go right for him to win the White Housebefore saying that a lot did on Wednesday, narrowing the gap more than before and potentially reducing Clinton's chances for a huge finish.

Already, the report attributes this to republicans who initially refused to vote for Donald Trump, returning to do just that.

Initially, these results are forthe national polls, but the Post says that their analysis also applies to their race in the battleground states where Clinton leads in four our of ten, while Trump leads in six. One of these is Florida, which is said to be tight for not only Trump and Clinton, but for the U.S. Senate -- a seat Marco Rubio is running for against Patrick Murphy.

On Tuesday before the spike in the polls for Trump, "The New York Times" reported that Clinton was not inspiring the black vote as much as many might have assumed. Hillary's campaign suggests that this is due to voter suppression in states like North Carolina.

Democratic-led Senate & House not likely

A newreport by "ABC News"points to 11-senate races to watch for where many are toss-ups, with more certainty for Republicans over Democrats where Democrats have at least one solid chance in Illinois and a lighter lead in Wisconsin, which according a recent discussion on the "PBS NewsHour"withNorman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute andGerald Seib of "The Wall Street Journal" say both parties are now flooding money into among others.Judy Woodruff says at the beginning of the discussion that there were6-7 Senate seats up for grabs.

Much like the general sense that Hillary Clinton wasgoing to lead in large numbers, Seib says state races Democrats were confident in winning big are now beginning to narrow.

Republicans promise to oppose aPresident Clinton

Only a few months into 2015, with the unexpected death of the most conservative justice of the U.S Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, Republicans extended their opposition against President Obama for another year by denying him any hearings for the president's replacement, deciding instead to wait until a new president came into the oval office.They haven't budged, along with their public condemnation of and efforts to kill the Affordable Care Actor stifle gun legislation.

When it seemed apparent during many of Donald Trump's most controversial moments that Hillary Clinton might become the next president, Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona -- where Trump currently leads -- was one of the first to step forward and add that they would not be confirming justices for Hillary Clinton either.

Senator Ted Cruz followed to say that there was historical precedent for blocking nominees, which hasn't been the case since 1844, which at the time left a seat empty for two-years.

Then, during a Republican get-out-the-vote rally on Saturday, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr -- who was caught joking abouttargeted assassination of Hillary Clinton -- said he would make sure the seat was open for four years; her first term via "ABC news". "If Hillary becomes president, I'm going to do everything I can do to make sure that four years from now, we're still going to have an opening on the Supreme Court." Seib confirmed this saying that Republicans who are hanging onto their senate seats are running on keepingHillary Clinton from succeeding in her presidency, which further confirms Republicans will continue their hardened stance of opposition until another race for the Senate and the House during the mid-terms in 2018.Republicans are guaranteed to hold theHouse.

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