Clinton holds narrow leads in five battleground states

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights MORE leads Republican Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE by single digits in five critical battleground states, according to post-debate polls for each battleground.

Clinton tops Trump in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Public Policy Polling (PPP) surveys out Thursday.


She owns a 7-point edge in Colorado, grabbing 51 percent to Trump’s 44 percent.

Clinton also boasts a 3-point advantage in Florida, squeaking past the billionaire 48 to 45 percent.

The former secretary of State tops Trump by 4 points in North Carolina, netting 49 percent of likely voters there to Trump's 45 percent.

Clinton is also ahead in Pennsylvania, 49 to 44 percent, and grabs 49 percent to Trump’s 43 percent in Virginia.

Pollsters also found that Trump trails the former first lady in all five states when Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonNew Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years On The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday MORE and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are factored into the race.

She has 6-point leads over Trump in that scenario in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Virginia and a 2-point lead in both Florida and North Carolina. 

PPP conducted its latest polls from Sept. 27 to 28, after the general election's first presidential debate. The margin of error is 3.7 percentage points in Colorado, 3.4 points in Florida and Virginia, and 3.3 points in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. 

Clinton leads Trump by 3 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.

--This report was updated at 10:41 a.m.