Election polls so far have Hillary Clinton as the easy victor in the 2016 presidential race. That’s not to say that Donald Trump is going to go down without a good fight, however. Although Clinton has a “guaranteed” 206 electoral colleges to Trump’s 164, that doesn’t mean that Clinton will win — it just means that she’s currently closer, even before poll results are close enough to call in most areas.
— People Magazine (@people) November 8, 2016
According to the Telegraph, polls in the battleground states — especially Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina — will determine who becomes our next president. There are 168 electoral votes up for grabs, and the winner of this race will need to earn most of them to take home the ultimate prize; a new home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“States like Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia have the power to swing the election. So far, neither Trump nor Clinton has a significant lead in these crucial states.”
Election polls so far show Donald Trump closing the gap on his opponent, Hillary Clinton. However, it’s simply too early to tell which candidate is in the lead. At this time, the polls don’t give much more information about who will win than there has been over the course of the past several weeks.
Clinton knows which states are sure bets and which states will go against her. Trump spent a lot of time campaigning in states like Florida and New Hampshire, doing his best to get his message out there.
Here are some interesting facts about the battleground states and past polls.
Nevada is made up of about 52 percent Democrats and 45 percent Republicans. The state went blue in 1996, 2008, and 2012. Despite being a large, heavily populated state, there are only six electoral college votes to be gained by winning this state.
Ohio is made up of about 50 percent Democrats and 47 percent Republicans. The state went blue in 1996, 2008, and 2012, the same as Nevada. A win in Ohio would be more significant for Donald Trump as he would pick up 18 electoral college votes.
As for Florida, there are 29 electoral college votes to be had here. Save for the 1992 election, Florida has always voted with the overall winning candidate. In 2000 and 2004, the state went red for former President George W. Bush. In 2008 and 2012, the state went blue, supporting President Barack Obama. Most outlets have Florida being the biggest toss-up state in the country, currently showing Trump and Clinton tied at the polls.
Over recent days, however, Trump has gained at least a point in many early polls in the state.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 8, 2016
Election polls so far haven’t given the American people a great idea of what’s going to happen in the 2016 Presidential race. However, there are several outlets reporting that things are looking better for Donald Trump. The Freedom Outpost reports that Trump is showing a high probability of victory in Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, and Arizona, this according to the latest information coming from the polls.
“If you want Donald Trump to win the election, then you have got to be encouraged by what you are seeing so far. Early voting has already been going on in a number of the most important battleground states, and up to this point the numbers seem to support the theory that Donald Trump is doing significantly better in key swing states than Mitt Romney did in 2012.”
Election polls so far won’t give us enough information to make any sort of prediction. However, it’s clear that this election is going to be close and that Hillary Clinton is going to have a much harder time beating Donald Trump than Barack Obama had beating Mitt Romney — and that election was close, too.
Election polls are open in all states. Some begin closing as early as 5 p.m. local time. Many people will be allowed to head to the polls as late as 8 p.m. As long as you are in line before the polls close, you will be allowed to vote in this election.
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