8, November 2016
Results of a new poll point to an Electoral College landslide for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, one day before the US 2016 presidential election. The Emerson College Polling predicted Monday that the former secretary of state would win 323 electoral votes , 270 of which is required for a candidate to secure presidency, while GOP nominee Donald Trump is not set to gain more than 215.
To reach the results, Emerson combined polls in battleground and other states with averages of other polls by the Real Clear Politics website. The swing states of Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are expected to be won by the former first lady and New York senator, according to the poll results.
Iowa and Ohio, meanwhile, will be won by the billionaire property tycoon. Emerson further predicted victory for Democrats in battleground Senate races, in which they are expected to secure 50 or more total seats to finally gain majority, unlike the present Republican-controlled legislative chamber.
Seats in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania are expected to flip in favor of the Democrats, based on the final round of Emerson polls ahead of the Election Day. According to Real Clear Politics, the Democratic flag-bearer has 47.2 percent national support while the GOP candidate trails with 44.3 percent.