Clinton Leads Trump by margin of error in battleground states
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News November 6, 2016 Updated: 11:21 AM
In a final multi-state push, heading into the Presidential election on Tuesday, dozens of Clinton surrogates were out on the trail in some must win, battleground states.
Political pundits and democratic strategist doubt Trump has a pathway to the 270 electoral votes needed, to win the White House. Pollsters and analyst mapped out several pathways for Clinton to reach 270 as long as the democratic firewall in solid blue states hold and purple battleground states don’t turn to red.
Creating some tension and suspense towards the final days of the election is the fact that, some of the battleground states that normally tip the scale in favor of the democrats are indicating a lean towards republican.
To reach 270, Trump must win Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Iowa. His campaign has made clear their final week of spending will target TV ads in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, Nevada and New Hampshire. Their final push will leave no state to chance.
After months of working the campaign trail and laying out policy, Secretary Clinton held a substantial lead over Trump and was comfortably gliding into the Presidency until, FBI Director James Comey, broke with tradition, and publicly announced they were investigating emails between Clinton and her close aid, Huma Abedin, that were found on Abedin’s estranged husband and former congressman, Anthony Weiner’s computer.
The vague announcement by director Comey eleven days before the election reinvigorated Trump and fellow republicans. They thought the news could push undecided voters into the republican camp. While out on the campaign trail Trump used the news from Comey to paint a picture of, Clinton being under a criminal investigation, when in fact, she was not.
In a survey released Saturday that was conducted by Loras College, Hillary Clinton was winning 44% of the vote among likely voters compared to Donald Trump's 43%, and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein were tied for third at 3% each.
A Fox News survey has Clinton leading 45% to 43% for Trump was within the poll's margin of error. Libertarian Gary Johnson was at 5% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein takes 2%.