The latest polls from pollsters across the United States indicate that Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble, as the race has recently tightened considerably, most notably in wake of the announcement given last Friday that the FBI would be reopening the Clinton email investigation.
The latest polls have caused the current electoral map to shift dramatically in a very short amount of time, according to the Daily Wire. The numbers that, just a couple days ago, told the story of a sure Clinton victory at 304 electoral votes to Trump’s 234, now have the candidates at 273 to 265, respectively.
With only six days until Americans cast their final votes, this is nothing to scoff at.
The latest ABC/WaPo poll, which just a week ago saw Clinton leading Trump by 13 points, now has Donald in the lead, as reported by ZeroHedge.
The last time Trump was beating Hillary in the ABC/WaPo poll was in May.
“While vote preferences have held essentially steady, Hillary is now a slim point behind Donald Trump, a first since May, in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll. Forty-six percent of likely voters support Trump in the latest results, with 45 percent for Clinton. Taking it to the decimal for illustrative purposes, a mere.7 of a percentage point divides them.”
The significance of this poll is further emphasized by the fact that, according to data given as to the poll’s demographics, Democrats made up 38 percent of those polled, while 28 percent identified as Republicans.
Essentially, this data shows Hillary Clinton is losing in a poll that is set up in her favor.
ABC reportedly stated that the reason for the sudden drop in Clinton’s score was because the FBI decided to reopen their investigation into her private server.
Battleground Poll: Trump leads in FL, OH, NC, NV pic.twitter.com/vcIKCUZigo— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) October 31, 2016
As far as for individual swing states, Trump has eliminated Hillary’s lead and come out on top in Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. It also looks as if he’s creeping up on Clinton in Ohio and Florida as well. Donald has to win all the aforementioned states in order to ensure he’ll be moving into the White House come January.
To put it in perspective, just last week the polls (not including the long-established swing states) indicated that Hillary Clinton had 272 electoral votes, surpassing the 270 needed to win. However, the latest polls indicate that now she’s down to 246.
“Clinton’s current vote count is an over 40-vote improvement for her since late September, but a 26-point slip over the last week. Meanwhile, Trump has regained the 40 or so votes he lost in mid-October.”
Favorability ratings and betting odds are both still in Clinton’s favor, though MarketWatch reported on Monday that Hillary’s unfavorable rating rose to a new high, hitting 60 percent among the American electorate.
LA Times: Trump leads all age groups pic.twitter.com/G9CsHhrepZ— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) November 2, 2016
Is it a coincidence that this rise in apparent disdain for Clinton occurred just three days after the FBI’s bombshell announcement? If you consider what the latest polls have revealed, probably not.
Betting odds see Clinton winning by a wide margin, 72 percent to Donald’s 27 percent, though just because a person is betting on a Clinton victory doesn’t necessarily mean that person plans on voting for her, and the same goes for Trump the other way around.
Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are the main battleground states this election. On October 30, Donald Trump had a minuscule lead in Florida over Hillary, who has led the Republican nominee in the state during much of the race.
Florida polls have Trump at 45.5 percent and Clinton at 44.5 percent. When Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson are added into the mix. The two-way score in Florida is 45.9 percent to 45.1 percent, respectively.
The latest polls in Ohio have Trump at a bigger lead than he is in Florida. On October 30, both the two-way and four-way polls showed his percentage was 2.5 points over Clinton’s.
In Pennsylvania, also on October 30, Hillary led by six points in both the two-way and four-way counts.
Besides Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, there are 13 other states that could swing in either direction on election day. The latest polls have Donald Trump winning six of the 13, whereas last week he was only winning three of them. This, of course, means Clinton is currently winning in 7 of these states, and in each, she has at least a four point lead over Trump.
The latest polls indicate that Hillary Clinton may very well be in trouble, but with how fast things change in the world of politics, who knows what things will look like six days from now when Americans make their final decisions as to who should be the next president of the United States.
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