Respected political pundit predicts ‘very healthy win’ in November

Political analyst Larry Sabato is cautiously predicting an electoral college win for Hillary Clinton in November.

Though Sabato does not see the Democratic presidential nominee’s win as a landslide,  it will be “a very healthy win,” he predicted Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File”.

The University of Virginia political science professor and founder of the Center for Politics predicts Clinton will win 347 electoral votes and Republican nominee Donald Trump will nab only 191. The winner needs to score 270 votes to win it all.

“We don’t rely simply on polling,” Sabato said. “Polls go up, polls go down, and right now Hillary Clinton’s got an incredible convention bounce but some of that will fade quickly.”

Predictions by Sabato have shown little significant change as Clinton has held the lead against Trump since March.

“It’s early August, lots of things happen. But Donald Trump has got to make lots of things happen,” he said, noting that the GOP nominee needs to focus on two main issues to get elected.

Trump would need to concentrate on the economy, “which he should be talking about morning, noon, and night,” and terrorism, Sabato said.  “Those are the two things that can elect him.”

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