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Florida could knock Trump out early on Tuesday evening

6.42 million of Florida's 12.9 million active registered voters have already voted. The following is the breakdown by party.

Dems: 2.55 million
Reps: 2.47 million
Inds: 1.23

The Dems have an 87,000 vote lead if you assume that everyone voted for their parties candidate. That does not take into account the votes from the independents.

Clinton currently has a 1 point lead in the RCP average. Three of the polls used in the average provided a breakdown by party. The following list shows how the unaffiliated voters have been breaking in the polls.

CBS/You Guv - Trump, 47-34
Remington - Trump, 49-36
Quinnipiac - Trump, 46-40

Why is this important?

Right now, again using the RCP average, Clinton has a 298-240 lead in the Electoral College and that includes Florida. If Florida switches to Trump, (Clinton +1 right now) the Electoral College becomes a 269-269 tie.

Trump winning Florida does not mean Clinton loses. Trump still has to win NH, NC, OH, IA, AZ and NV. Out of those states, IA, NV, NC, OH and NH are within 3 with Trump currently in the lead.

Clinton has a couple of states of her own that could be in play. CO is 2.9 for Clinton and PA is 2.4 for Clinton.

If the RCP average holds with the exception of FL, we will have to wait until late Tuesday night to see the results from NV. If FL does remain Clinton, the race is over unless Trump can take MI and PA.

Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 09:51 AM (4 replies)

Today's general election polls

Election day is fast approaching and I have started to look more closely at individual polls than the RCP average. Here is a list of polls showing where they currently are, what the result of the last poll was and the trend.

Current: Trump +3
Previous: Clinton +1
Trend: Trump +4

IDB/TIPP Tracking
Current: Tie
Previous: Clinton +4
Trend: Trump +4

ABC/Wash Post Tracking
Current: Clinton +2
Previous: Clinton +4
Trend: Trump +2

Current: Clinton +3
Previous: Clinton +5
Trend: Trump +2

Current: Clinton +6
Previous: Clinton +5
Trend: Clinton +1

Current: Clinton +1
Previous: Tie
Trend: Clinton +1

Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:01 AM (7 replies)

EC update - 304-232, 1Nov16

Based on the latest RCP averages, Clinton is leading the EC 304-232.

There has been a little movement Trump's way in the past week. Florida has flipped from Clinton to Trump and Trump has gained 2.8 in VA. Virginia still looks safe for Clinton at +5.2

For Clinton, she has expanded her lead in New Hampshire from 3.6 to 4.7.

All other moves in the past week have been minor.

Trump has a tough challenge ahead of him. Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina are all at +2 for Clinton or under. Even if Trump were to get all 3 of these he would need one more state somewhere. Colorado is the closest at +4 Clinton.

The general vote is at +2.2 Clinton. The trend is against her. She had a +7 lead on October 17th.

Clinton is still poised to win this election but it has gotten a lot closer than I thought it would be.

Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 01:33 PM (9 replies)

A look at the race for the Senate.

With just a few weeks left until election day I decided to look at the battle for control of the Senate. The lists at the bottom of this post show which states are currently being won by each party. This is based on the current RCP average for each race. Please let me know if I got one of the averages wrong.

The Democratic party is currently poised to gain 3 seats. Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

If this holds on election day, control of the Senate will break down as follows:

Rep - 51
Dem - 47
Ind - 2

New Hampshire
North Carolina
North Dakota
South Carolina
South Dakota

New York
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:22 PM (7 replies)

I have only watched 10 minutes of the debate so far

Political leanings aside, I would much rather have these two on the top of the ticket instead of Clinton and Trump. Both seem far more suited to the office than who we have to choose from.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Tue Oct 4, 2016, 08:24 PM (10 replies)

Bush vs. Trump in Louisiana

How many here criticized Bush for not getting out of his plane after Katrina are now criticizing Trump for visiting LA following the floods?

What is so different about the two situations that leads you to criticize both?
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Fri Aug 19, 2016, 01:23 PM (5 replies)
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