The Electoral College scoreboard now shows Donald J. Trump has a slight lead over Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 US presidential election and if the election were held today, Trump would likely win.
The latest FiveThirtyEight forecast shows that if the election were held today, Trump would win the White House with 285 electoral votes compared to Clinton’s 253.
According to election/numbers guru Nate Silver, Trump has a 57.5% chance of winning the presidency, compared to Clinton's 42.5%.
That's a massive swing as early in the election Silver gave Clinton a 79% chance of wining the election.
Check out the new Electoral College map here.
Silver noted the large change in support in a tweet:
“It’s not Trump’s convention bounce per se that should worry Dems. That’s pretty normal. It’s how it became so close to begin with.”
The Democratic Party will formally nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton this week at their convention in Philadelphia, Pa. will she be back in the lead next week?