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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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  • The race is very close, yet “by using simple logic, one should be able to conclude that Clinton will win the election.” No, logic does not tell you any such thing. The election is based on winning states. A national poll gives only a general guideline. In this case, it tells you that it is too close for anyone to be foolish enough to bet heavily on the outcome.

    • Carl Hudson

      Seriously? You should place a bet . . . Clinton has a 90% chance of winning according to oddsmakers all over the world. Trump could win ALL the toss-up states and would still lose. Either you have a solitary news source (typical) or live in a cave (probable). Uninformed is far worse than uneducated.

      • danteardenz

        From a typical ” mainstream news ” watcher . Trump is within striking distance of the 270 needed . Florida ,Ohio ,Nevada ,Colorado ,New Mexico ,and Pennsylvania . She will NOT win the first two listed period . Clinton ,and her system allies have used fear ,and slander ( she and hubby soooo ” moral “) to gin up enthusiasm . She is the entire political Establishment anointed candidate ; Media ,CFR ,Rothchilds ,Soros ,Goldman Sachs , Koch Brothers ,and Paul Ryans Republican can’t wait to sell us all out with TTP ,open borders ,and do war red lines with her . The US political scene had been ” rigged ” for years in terms of corporate media anointment ,and huge money . Clinton had support overwhelming from both ,and Trump has the guts to say it ….others feared “sore looser “charges ,or were creatures of the system itself . If you get the geriatric Clintons back in power, enjoy . But Trumps America First anti Globalist Nationalism is NOT going away . Heaven forbid her very bad health finally catches up ,and we get silly Kaine ( where are they hiding him ?) …..she and her Republican open borders , War with Russia buddies are going to have furious millions of Trump voters, who are the heartland of the USA watching ,and wary of her ( Ryan/ GOP anti Trumpers ,media,) every matrix move.

      • You are missing the point. The point is that the election determines the outcome, not the polls. I did not state that Clinton cannot win. Nor do I make foolish bets. (See: Cantor, Eric.) I merely suggested that the race will be close. They almost always are.