Posted by: coastcontact | August 25, 2016

2016 Projected Electoral Votes

A poll from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday gave Hillary Clinton a massive advantage over her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, just 75 days before November’s election.

Hillary Clinton has a 80.0% chance of winning the 2016 presidential election.

Updated 8/23/2016

Electoral Votes from Swing States: 112

 

270 Votes Needed to Win

Hillary ClintonElection Forecast 8-25-16

272

Donald Trump

154

Democrats, Don’t be too cocky!

Michael Dukakis is here to remind you why to stop overreacting to the recent election polls.  Flying high out of the 1988 Democratic National Convention, the forecast looked sunny for the then-Massachusetts governor. A Gallup general election poll released July 26, 1988 gave Dukakis a 17-point lead over George H.W. Bush, the Republican nominee.

“When I was allegedly 15 points ahead, I never was really. It was because I had come off a pretty impressive primary victory,” the 82-year-old former governor said, adding, “You’re obviously going to get a bit of a bounce if you win, and I’m sure [Trump]’s getting that kind of a bounce, since he’s won the thing.”

The Dukakis/Bentsen ticket lost the election by a decisive margin in the Electoral College to George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle, carrying only 10 states and the District of Columbia.


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