The polls just keep getting worse for Hillary Clinton, while Donald Trump continues his surge in several swing states thought to be already locked up for the Democrats.
In a poll conducted November 3rd in Michigan, a state that was suppose to be part of Clinton’s “firewall” to stop Trump, are showing the race at an exact tie (44% to 44%) that could go either way on election day.
Michigan (16 electoral votes) is a state that has been hit hard by trade deals such as NAFTA, as in the 1990’s many manufacturing and car plants began to shut down, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers out of a job since then. Although the state was expected to be a sure win for Clinton this year, it’s shaping up to be highly contested battle.
In Colorado (9 electoral votes), a state also thought to be locked up by the Democrats, a poll is showing a tie of Trump at 39% and Clinton at 39%. The Democrats were so confident in winning this state, that a few months ago they actually pulled all of their advertisements from it, only to have to purchase new spots in the past weeks after losing ground.
New Hampshire is a vital swing state this year, and although it has a small number of electoral votes (4), it could be the deciding factor in this election. If Donald Trump wins all the states that Romney did in 2012, and adds swing states like Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, he would still come up exactly 4 electoral votes short of 270. That’s where New Hampshire comes in, as a win in this state will put Trump exactly where he needs to be for victory.
The latest polls out of New Hampshire are looking very promising for Trump.
If Pennsylvania swings towards Donald Trump on election day, you can call the election for him right then and there. Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) was thought to be dominated by the Democrats, mainly due to urban voters in Philadelphia, but the turnout is expected to be much lower for them this year than when Obama ran.
New polls are showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied at 46% in PA:
Finally, we have Nevada and its 6 electoral votes, a state that delivered in a big way for Trump during the Republican primaries earlier this year and forced his challenger Jeb Bush to drop out.
A new poll was conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling who interviewed 600 Nevada voters between Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 asking them how they would vote if the election were held on that day.
Keep in mind, most of these polls are only recent as of a few days ago (going up to Nov 3 at most), and with the Wikileaks and other revelations hitting the public on a daily basis, Trump is almost certain to have the momentum going into election day. Trump’s poll numbers have continued to rise, especially in states that no one thought he could win, and if the trend continues we will be seeing a victory of landslide proportions. A fitting end to a year that has proved almost every political “expert” wrong.
Regardless of the polls, get out and vote on November 8th! There has never been a more important election in our lifetimes, and this isn’t just about political ideologies, it’s about the very future of our country and draining the swamp of corruption that has infected our government.