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Clinton saw the largest lead in Michigan, where she led Trump by a weighted 17 percentage points.Comparatively, John Kasich polled ahead of Clinton in five of the seven states, and Paul Ryan polled ahead of Clinton in three states.Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff.If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to [email protected] candidates who made more than 15 percent of general election ballots: Note: A "0%" finding means the candidate was not a part of the poll.The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race.
Ballotpedia broke down all the different combinations of battleground states that could get Clinton and Trump to 270 electoral votes or higher.
Throughout 2016, polling was often tight in these states and districts, and their voting histories made their outcomes difficult to predict.
For these reasons, we referred to them as "battlegrounds." The reason these states and two districts had so much sway in the 2016 presidential election was largely because most of the electoral college map was already set in place before any votes for president were cast, but the battleground states were still up for grabs.
Clinton, for example, began the general election with an almost guaranteed 200 electoral votes from 16 states and Washington, D. That's 74 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
Trump began with an almost guaranteed 179 electoral votes—66 percent of 270—from 22 states.Maine and Nebraska are yellow because their second congressional districts were battlegrounds.From July 2015 to September 2016, Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing provided a curated account of the day's most important news in the 2016 presidential election. These regulations, known as ballot access laws, determine whether a candidate or party will appear on an election ballot. A presidential candidate must prepare to meet ballot access requirements well in advance of primaries, caucuses, and the general election.