Now that conservative businessman Donald J. Trump has won the Republican presidnetial nomination, he will likely face Hillary Clinton in the general election.
But Trump just received horrible news which shows he definitely has his work cut out for him. 13 states which were solidly Republican-leaning are now officially “toss ups” for 2016!
Republican states such as Nebraska, which Mitt Romney won by 23%, are now competitive, and Democrats could win them:
As a result, we are shifting 13 ratings on our Electoral Vote scorecard, almost all of them favoring Democrats. Our assessments are based on publicly available polling, data on demographic change and private discussions with a large number of pollsters in both parties. Much could change, but undecided voters begin more hostile to Trump than Clinton.
With these changes, 190 Electoral Votes are in the Solid Democratic column, 27 are in Likely Democratic and another 87 are in Lean Democratic – enough for a majority. Yet another 44 Electoral Votes are in Toss Up. Although Iowa, New Hampshire and Ohio could shift to Lean Democratic and Nevada could shift to Likely Democratic, we are holding off on changes in these states until we see more evidence.
Via Cook Political
Here are the states that Republicans must now worry about. This is terrible news!
There is plenty of time between now and November to change this, especially as Hillary Clinton’s criminal investigation continues. But this means that not only is the Presidency at risk, but now control of the Senate and the House depend on how well Trump does in the next few months.
This is a troubling development and it’s one worth watching closely.
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