It’s fitting, isn’t it, that after a campaign that’s been topsy turvy in so many ways we enter the straight with almost unreadable polls and an election that looks like being a photo finish?Mmm hmm.We’ll go with polling averages for the sake of some sort of clarity through the flying mud.Real Clear Politics has Mrs Clinton 2.2 points up as I write this, and fivethirtyeight has her with a 66.3 per cent chance of winning.Be first to know the result Join ABC News on Facebook Messenger and sign up for US election alerts to make sure you never miss big breaking election2016 news.That’s a YUUUUUGE drop for Mrs Clinton since the third debate and while the balance of probabilities is still with her, Mr Trump DOES have a path to victory if things go his way on the day.Fivethirtyeight has the all important electoral college at 293.8 for Clinton v Trump on 243 (remember: a candidate needs 270 to win), again a drastic fall compared to a couple of weeks ago when Mrs Clinton had a national lead of 5 to 7 points, was well over 300 based on the electoral college and looked like swinging at least the Senate if not the House.To state the bleeding obvious, things have changed.The House looks to now be completely out of reach. The Senate may be too.So even if Mrs Clinton manages to get her nose over the line, it will be a difficult presidency.Conversely, if Mr Trump wins it by a flying blond hair he’s likely to have a Republican Congress, much as many of his colleagues may push back on his policies.How did we get here again?Well, just to quickly recap, the polls were already tightening a bit towards the end of last week when the FBI dropped its bombshell that it’s taking a look at some emails that may be relevant to the investigation into Mrs Clinton’s use of a private server when she was secretary of state.We still don’t know what’s in those emails and nor has the FBI confirmed whether any of them are new or whether they’re duplicates of those that have already been looked at via other devices.US politics through Australian eyes DC Wash Up is a look at US politics through Australian eyes. ABC North America correspondents Zoe Daniel, Stephanie March and Michael Vincent and US bureau producer Roscoe Whalan reflect on the stories behind the headlines.However, we do know that they’re on a computer owned by Anthony Weiner, estranged husband of Mrs Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin.The FBI found them during a separate investigation into former congressman Weiner’s alleged sexting of a 15 year old girl.I know.

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