The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Leads Trump by 3 One Day Before the Election

Election Day is one day away and according to the latest Bloomberg poll, Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 3 points.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 44%
  • Donald Trump – 41%

One question remains, who will be the next president at the end of tomorrow? More than likely, it will be Clinton. With the FBI’s decision to end their investigation due to a lack of new information, Clinton appear to be in the clear and should be able to beat Trump at the polls tomorrow. Early voting has gone in Clinton’s favor and she has locked down a large portion of the African-American, Latino, and women votes.

Trump will poll well with his target demographics, but he will struggle to win over the type of voters you need to win an election. In addition, some of the early polling data coming out of swing states doesn’t look good for him. For example, as of Nov. 4, over 429,000 Hispanic voters had turned out to vote, up 152 percent at the same time in 2012.

“The share of the Hispanic vote is growing every election and this will be the third presidential election in Florida where Hispanics trend heavily against the GOP,” said Florida pollster Fernand Amandi.

When it comes to North Carolina, both candidates are neck-and-neck and the race is too close to call. More than 3 million ballots have been cast in the state, up from 2.8 million at the same time in 2012.

“North Carolina is the most interesting state in the election,” Grant said. “When there’s so much at stake it’s going to come down to whoever did the best in early voting.”

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Clinton Leads Trump by 5 in the Final Days Before the Election

The end is almost here. According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 5 points.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Donald Trump – 43%

A week ago when the email investigation was reopened by the FBI, it look bad for Clinton, and it appeared like Trump may be able to snatch the lead. However, Trump failed to capitalize on the momentum and the majority of Americans are still willing to vote for Clinton. While her lead isn’t as large as it was before the investigation was reopened, she has managed to stabilize and continues to lead Trump in key demographics.

What about Trump? A few days before the election, Trump’s campaign continues to focus on nonsensical incidents. Take for example, the gun scare at his Reno, Nevada, rally on Saturday, where an innocent Republican man was tackled and escorted out of the rally after someone shouted that he had a gun. No gun was found and the only thing the man had on him was a sign.

How did Trump’s campaign respond to this event? They declared it an assassination attempt even though there is nothing that proves it was anything near as severe as that. Should we be surprised by this type of behavior? No. Trump has been exaggerating the truth since the beginning of this election cycle, and days before the election, he isn’t about to change that.

With two days to go before our next president is decided, the race appears to be in Clinton’s favor. Stay tuned for additional polling data on Monday.

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Clinton up by 3 in Latest CBS News/NY Times Poll

According to the latest CBS News/NY Times poll, Hillary Clinton is up by 3 points over her Republican opponent Donald Trump.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 45%
  • Donald Trump – 42%

The polls are mysterious things at the moment. The lead is constantly being traded back and forth, depending on who is conducting the poll. For a few weeks, Clinton led the polls and appeared to have the election in the bag. However, after the FBI’s recent decision to reopen the Clinton email probe, Clinton tanked in the polls, allowing Trump to regain momentum.

So where does this leave us on Tuesday? More than likely Clinton will still win. Despite her ongoing email scandal, most Americans see her as the safe pick when compared to Trump’s unpredictable style. And while Trump has managed to cement the racist vote, that demographic is not the majority and his failure to win over African-Americans, Latinos, and other minorities will hurt him on Election Day.

Can Trump win? Nothing is impossible, but it seems unlikely that he will be able to convince enough people to vote for him. When compared to Clinton, who certainly has her flaws, Trump doesn’t seem to stand a chance. Where Trump offers divisive policies, Clinton’s tend to offer more to the average American. Of course, there is always the fear that neither candidate will follow through on their promises, but sadly, candidates are elected on their campaign promises.

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Trump AHEAD in Latest ABC/Wash Post Poll

The latest general election poll by ABC/Washington Post has revealed that Donald Trump is now ahead of Hillary Clinton by 1 point.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 46%
  • Hillary Clinton – 45%

In one week, Americans across the country will take to the polls and vote for their next president. One week ago, it was widely accepted that Clinton would win the election.

Enter FBI Director James Comey and what seems like a personal vendetta against Clinton. On Friday, Comey announced that he would reopen the investigation into Clinton’s private email server. Not long after, Clinton plummeted in the polls and her double-digit lead dropped to only 1 point, and by the start of this week, Trump is now ahead.

Adding to the election drama, the FBI said that it would not be able to read through all the emails before the election, proving that Comey is interested in influencing the outcome in some way. Other Department of Justice officials have criticized Comey for his decision, saying that he has violated the role of his position and that it is clear that he is trying to damage Clinton’s chances at winning the election.

So, next Tuesday, our next president will be declared, and at this point, both choices are unappealing in many ways. No matter what happens, everyone can agree that this election was one of the strangest ones we’ve ever seen.

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Clinton Stumbles Over FBI Probe, Trump One Point Back 

The latest general election poll by ABC News/Washington Post has revealed that Hillary Clinton is only 1 point ahead of Donald Trump.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 46%
  • Donald Trump – 45%

With the election less than 10 days away, Clinton has to be feeling the pressure. Only a week ago, it was a forgone conclusion that she would win, but with the FBI’s decision to reopen their investigation against her, she is now in full damage control mode and her once strong double-digit lead has completely evaporated.

Clinton should still do well at the polls on Nov. 8, but the FBI’s investigation has provided Trump’s imploding campaign with a glimmer of hope and it will possibly influence undecided Americans who are fed up of Clinton’s corruption.

With all of the presidential debates completed, it will be up to Trump to find a way to appeal to the American people. Trump TV has been a complete disaster and the production value is nonexistent. His rallies have settled down to some extent, but he is still guilty of egging on his supporters and challenging them to use intimidation to push his message. This can be seen in his call for them to police the polls on Election Day and in his call for his supporters to antagonize the media.

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Trump and Clinton Locked in a Stalemate

With Election Day less than two weeks away, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tie according to the latest general election poll by LA Times/USC Tracking.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 45%
  • Donald Trump – 45%

If you listen to the media, Clinton should be in the lead and well ahead of Trump. In multiple polls by Rasmussen Reports, ABC News, and IBD/TIPP, she is ahead by 1, 7, and 2 points. Excluding the ABC News poll, the race appears to be very close. At this point, it is difficult to gauge which way voters are leaning, but by using simple logic, one should be able to conclude that Clinton will win the election.

Clinton has a strong presence over Trump when it comes to minorities, women, educated Americans, and in the major population centers in the United States. All of these demographics tend to vote Democrat, and while Clinton is far from the perfect candidate, she is viewed as a safer choice and one that many Americans would rather take a chance on. Given these facts, she should be able to beat Trump on Election Day.

As for Trump, he continues to spew nonsense, claiming that the election is “rigged” against him, claiming that the polls are stacked against him, and appearing as a sore loser. This is Trump’s personality in a nutshell. He doesn’t like to lose, and when he does lose, he likes to say that he wasn’t given a fair chance.

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Clinton Leads Trump by 5 With Two Weeks To Go

The latest general election poll by NBC News/SM has placed Hillary Clinton 5 points ahead of Donald Trump.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 46%
  • Donald Trump – 41%
  • Gary Johnson – 7%
  • Jill Stein – 3%

Things are looking good for Clinton with only two weeks to go until the election. Early voting numbers in Florida, Nevada, and Arizona are all favoring Clinton and she is dominating Trump when it comes to the Hispanic vote. Clinton has managed to dodge most of the criticisms involved with the recent email leaks and the majority of the attention is still on Trump and all of the allegations he is facing.

Trump continues to be mired in controversy surrounding his past sexual deviance. A recent story by journalist and reporter Michael Gross dives into the nasty details of Trump’s high stakes parties, that involve drugs, sex, underage girls, and much more. While none of this is surprising to anyone who understands what Trump is, this may hurt him with his more wholesome Republican audience, like the Evangelicals and other PG-13 Republicans who are not accustomed to Trump’s New York City lifestyle.

In addition, Trump continues to battle with the media, blasting their coverage of him and he still believes the polls and election are “rigged” against him.

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Donald ‘the Polls Are Rigged’ Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton

The latest general election poll by IBD/TIPP Tracking has placed Donald Trump 2 points ahead of Hillary Clinton.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 42%
  • Hillary Clinton – 40%
  • Gary Johnson – 7%
  • Jill Stein – 4%

In the recent weeks, Trump has continuously droned on about how the election is “rigged” and how the polls are illegitimate. Of course, one assume that Trump loves the polls when he is winning.

Some of the recent leaks by WikiLeaks have exposed the Democratic Party and its shady tactics. Certain high profile staffers were caught sending people to Trump’s rallies to incite violence and to rile up his supporters.

As for Clinton, she had a respectable debate at the final presidential debate, but wasn’t overly convincing to the American people. She will more than likely win the election, seeing as Trump so heavily sabotaged himself over the last 2 weeks. Her best strategy at this point is to solidify her support base and to continue pushing forward with all of the political ammunition that Trump has provided her with.

Trump has virtually no chance of beating Clinton and the majority of the GOP is now focusing on Senate races. Several GOP Senators are trying to distance themselves from Trump out of fear of hurting their chances at getting elected or re-elected.

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Post Debate Poll Has Trump TIED with Clinton

The latest general election poll by LA Times/USC Tracking has revealed that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are tied.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 44%
  • Hillary Clinton – 44%

We have not seen a tie in many weeks. After Trump’s epic meltdown, the polls have heavily favored Hillary Clinton, even in ones that tend to lean right.

Trump put in a respectable performance at Wednesday night’s presidential debate. Given how rabid he was at the previous two debates, Trump was a lot more tame and on point.

In contrast, the Democrats suffered this week after WikiLeaks exposed them via multiple leaks. In these leaks, various staffers were caught engaging in questionable behavior, and in one case, a major staffer even incited other Democrats to antagonize Trump’s supporters at his rallies.

Still, this election appears to be all but wrapped up for Clinton. The post-debate polls declared her the winner, even if she won by less than she did in the previous two debates. Clinton should be able to defeat Trump on Nov. 8 because she is the better prepared candidate and she knows how to woo the majority of Americans.

Trump may be able to put up a fight against Clinton, but he failed to unify his own party and he still struggles with major demographics, like African-Americans, Hispanics, and women. Without all of these important demographics backing him, he will struggle to make up enough votes to topple Clinton.

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Clinton Extends Lead over Trump to 6 Points

The latest general election poll by NBC News/SM has placed Hillary Clinton 6 points ahead of Donald Trump.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 46%
  • Donald Trump – 40%
  • Gary Johnson – 8%
  • Jill Stein – 4%

With every new poll, it looks more and more like Trump is finished. While he is only trailing by 6 points, the combined 12% held by Gary Johnson and Jill Stein is no doubt the result of Trump’s epic collapse last week. The majority of moderate Republicans want nothing to do with Trump and would rather vote third party or Clinton. In this election alone, we’ve seen many lifelong Republicans announce that they will vote for Clinton.

The reality is, Trump is not liked by his party and the majority of the Republican elite who are supporting him are doing so out of necessity and party loyalty. With a fractured Republican Party, it seems unlikely that Trump will be able to come away with a win and a Clinton presidency is all but guaranteed at this point.

As for Clinton, she will continue to gobble up percentage points heading into the election. Clinton would have probably lost against some of the more moderate Republican options, given her immense political baggage, and how much the average American doesn’t like her and the elite class that she represents. None the less, the Republican Party pushed forward with Trump, and because of that, they will now lose the election to Clinton, handing the Democrats another historic victory in the game of presidential demographics.

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