This is the breakdown of the electoral college map according to recent polls. You can go to Real Clear Politics to create your own interactive map. Each candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes to become President of the United States. In battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, and Florida; the polls are changing daily. These three states may hold the key to the election. It's fun to play with the map to see what states are important to each candidate in order to win the election.