US election 2016: Clinton and Trump in tight race on campaign’s final day

By   November 8, 2016

US election 2016: Clinton and Trump in tight race on campaign’s final day


Who is winning the vote right now – and who will win out come election day? Will we see President Donald Trump or President Clinton? Based on data from RealClearPolitics, here are our latest predictions and an estimate of the final electoral college result.

US election 2016: Hillary Clinton ends campaign on a high with Obamas, Springsteen and Bon Jovi while Donald Trump finally gets star support in form of Tom Brady. Clinton and Trump raced through several battleground states in a last-ditch attempt to encourage their supporters to show up and vote on Tuesday.

Both Clinton and Trump, 70, were spending the day racing across a handful of battleground states that could swing the election, given the Electoral College system that awards the White House on the basis of state-by-state wins.

Trump, who had never previously run for public office, held his first campaign appearance of the day in Sarasota, Florida, where he and Clinton have been locked in a tough battle in a state with a large Hispanic-American voting population.

Trump gave no ground to Clinton or to polls showing her with a narrow lead. Predicting he would win, he told supporters in Sarasota that Clinton “is such a phony” and, “We’re tired of being led by stupid people.”

Mrs Clinton then told supporters in Pittsburgh they faced a choice “between division and unity, between steady leadership and a loose cannon”. In Michigan, she attacked her rival for trumpeting American goods while he bought “cheap Chinese steel and aluminium”.

The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton with a 5 percentage point lead over Trump nationally – 44 percent to 39 percent support – while races in Florida and North Carolina shifted from favouring Clinton to being too close to call.