Just like her the 2008 nomination as the Democratic presidential nomination, the 2016 presidential election was supposed to be a lock for Hillary Clinton.
Yes, her lead has begun to dissipate in national polls for the popular vote in recent weeks but the electoral college was supposed to ensure her victory, so we’ve been told.
But now that lead has started to evaporate too, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The poll still suggests that Clinton would have the better chance of winning the presidency if the election were held today but her fall in the poll is significant and there’s no signs of it slowing.
In late August the former secretary of state had a 95 percent chance of winning by an average of 108 electoral votes, but now, mere weeks later, that number has fallen to 83 percent of winning by an average of 47 electoral votes, according to Reuters.
Two of the most important states, Florida and Ohio, that were firmly in the Clinton column are now a virtual tie, with five more states, including North Carolina and Michigan, that are either candidate’s to win.
A separate Reuters poll showed an 8 point lead for Clinton that existed in late August has disappeared.
Calling a quarter of the voting public a “basket of deplorables” isn’t likely to help her regain that lead.
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