Presidential race tightening

2016 Trump V Clinton

by NW Spotlight

A few short weeks ago, Real Clear Politics presidential polling averages showed Hillary with a +5.3 advantage over Trump in polling. A Real Clear Politics snapshot of the 2016 presidential election had Hillary with a +18.0 favorability rating, Hillary leading in betting odds 79.0 to Trump’s 21.0, and Hillary leading in the battleground states.

That +5.3 polling advantage has dropped to +3.3 for Hillary, the +18.0 favorability rating has fallen to +7.7 for Hillary, and Hillary’s lead in betting odds has gone from 79.0-to-21.0 to 76.0-to-24.0 over Trump. Hillary’s lead in the battleground states is shrinking.

Most significantly, a few weeks ago Real Clear Politics presidential poll averages showed Hillary with 272 electoral votes and Trump with 154. 270 electoral votes are needed to win. Today’s Real Clear Politics presidential poll averages show Hillary dropping to 229 electoral votes, and Trump still with 154. The remainder are toss ups.

2016 Presidential Race_RCP 8-21 9-6

click to enlarge

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook Post to LinkedIn Post to Reddit

Posted by at 06:43 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Voting | 2 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post
  • Bob Clark

    Still hoping for “edges” in this two party presidential coin toss. Now that would be a real miracle. Probably comes down to the debate(s), especially the first one. Hillary is pretty sharp and could get Mr. T into a political correctness-Media play trap.

  • Jack Lord God

    Trump can blow it in the debates if he makes a goofy face when Hillary has a coughing fit. Cameras will obviously cut away from her in that moment to either the moderator or Trump. It could help him if he handles it right. If he starts with the weird faces he could instantly wind up looking less presidential than an un-indicted felon two steps from the grave.

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Catalyst through daily email updates:

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)