Monday, July 25, 2016

New poll shows Trump currently leading Hillary in Florida

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Poll-analysis website FiveThirtyFive's forecast for the upcoming 2016 U.S Presidential Election predicts Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton in Florida.

The site gives, run by renowned statistician Nate Silver, gives Trump a 65.9% chance of winning Florida's 29 electoral votes, while Hillary is forecasted to win 34.1% of the votes. 

FiveThirtyEight was created in 2008 to predict the outcomes of elections. It weighs and averages polling data from state and national polls. The probabilities are then calculated by simulating the election 20,000 times, taking into account every possible outcome per state. 

As for its national forecast, Trump is leading with a 57.5% chance of winning the election in November. Hillary currently sits at 42.5%. 

FiveThirtyEight's forecasts were first released on June 29, and will be updated each time new polling data becomes available.

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