Sunday night's decision by the FBI to take no action against Hillary Clinton over newly uncovered emails is unlikely to change the state of play ahead of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, according to an academic specialist.
Peter Trubowitz, director of the United States Center at the London School of Economics (LSE), told CNBC Monday that the main impact was most likely on those with one foot already in the Republican camp.
"What the FBI investigation did was it gave Republicans who were on the fence and who had real misgivings about Donald Trump an opportunity to rethink their position," he said.
"It's not that undecided voters suddenly broke because of the FBI investigation, it's that it increased a sense of enthusiasm among Republicans for Trump - or to put it another way, they just couldn't sit it out," he continued, highlighting that it was the college-educated white voters whom Donald Trump has had more problems attracting that were most likely to have been in this category.
In Trubowitz's view, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is the clear favorite to be the next in the White House, however, it's not over yet.
"About 12 percent of voters are either going to vote for a third party candidate or are still undecided. So there is a group out there that could be conceivably moved," he said.
"It's hers to lose but she could lose it," he summarized,pointing to the latest polls that give Clinton around a 3 to 5 percent lead.