2016 Election Predictions: Republican To Win White House, Top News Agency Computer Predicts — Here’s Why

Jonathan Vankin - Author

Oct. 16 2015, Updated 1:50 p.m. ET

A Republican will win the 2016 presidential election, according to predictions by a computer at the global news agency Reuters — a model that took into account data from not only the past 25 United States presidential elections, but from 450 elections in 35 countries. The computer model, according to the Reuters report on the new predictions issued Wednesday, is more reliable than polling data which at this early stage of a campaign can contain a margin of error up to eight percent.

The Reuters predictions, however, remain out of line with other major models for calling the 2016 presidential race, which see a Democratic candidate as a virtual lock to win next year and succeed outgoing two-term President Barack Obama.

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