RCP's Final Map of State Averages Has Trump Within Striking Distance of 270

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Nov 08, 2016 8:00 AM
RCP's Final Map of State Averages Has Trump Within Striking Distance of 270

As of early Tuesday morning, when polls have already opened across the East Coast, RCP’s map of state averages shows the race for the White House will be a close one. They have Hillary Clinton at 272 and Donald Trump at 266—only four electoral votes shy of winning.

As my colleagues over at HotAir point out, RCP’s state averages were correct about the winner in 49 out of 50 states in 2012. If Trump can flip a battleground state, the race could be his to win.