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Expert pollster: Clinton is one state away from losing the election

FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief, Nate Silver. (Image via Twitter @ABCPolitics)

According to expert pollster Nate Silver, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is only one state away from losing on Election Day to Republican Donald Trump.

Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" Sunday, Silver said that although Clinton is the 2:1 odds favorite to win the White House, the former first lady is not "in a terribly safe position."

"The electoral map is actually less solid for Clinton than it was for Obama four years ago," Silver said matter-of-factly.

Silver, who runs the data news website FiveThirtyEight, went on to explain that in 2012, he predicted that President Barack Obama would defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney with more than 320 Electoral College votes. But in 2016, he's predicting that Clinton barely scrapes by to get the required 270.

"Clinton has about 270, so she's one state away from potentially losing the Electoral College," he said.

Still, Silver said that you'd rather "be in her shoes" going into Election Day than Trump's.

Silver gained notoriety following the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections after he correctly predicted the outcomes of the elections. In 2008, he correctly predicted 49 of the 50 state outcomes and in 2012 he correctly predicted each state. Subsequently, Time Magazine labeled Silver one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2009.

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