Hillary Clinton is ahead of Republican nominee Donald Trump
Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday headed to North Carolina in an effort to increase support in the swing state.
According to polls, Clinton maintained a lead nationally just few days ahead of the November 8 presidential election.
Hillary Clinton leaded Trump by 6 percent, a poll revealed on Wednesday.
The two new polls released on Thursday, by the New York Times and the Washington Post, showed her with a slight lead. with a drop in her advantage since the re-emergence of a controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, last week.
When combined together, the polls by RealClearPolitics website showed Clinton leading by 1.7 percentage on Thursday, slightly down from the strong lead she had until late last month.
The increasing White House race has clattered financial markets as investors weigh a possible Trump victory.
Investors have always seen Clinton as a candidate who would maintain the status quo, while there is more market uncertainty over what a Trump presidency might mean in terms of economic policy, free trade and geopolitics.
Market’s confidence over the US election were concealed on Thursday by a UK court ruling that the parliament must approve a government decision to trigger Brexit, or the exit from the European Union.
IN NORTH CAROLINA
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state hoping to become the first woman to be elected as the US president, was in Arizona on Wednesday evening, addressing her rally.
She gathered the crowd of about 15,000 at Arizona State University to imagine life with a Trump presidency, particularly for women, Latinos and Muslims.
Trump, businessman frim New York, has never previously run for any political office, however has caused frequent offence during his unorthodox campaign, while gaining support for his promises to upend politics as usual in Washington.
“What would your life be like if he settles in the White House?” Clinton said. “And the truth is that we really do not have to guess. We just have to look upon everything he has said and done in his career and this campaign, is a good preview of what would happen,” she said.
“If you add all the people and all the groups of people he has always insulted and demeaned it makes way more than half of America,” Clinton added.
She and Trump are completely focusing on the states where their race is close, giving the White House is decided by the Electoral College system of tallying wins on a state-by-state basis.
On Thursday, Clinton was scheduled to hold two events in North Carolina, where early voting has already begun in the race for the southern state’s 15 electoral votes.
Trump as well had three events scheduled in the state after urging his supporters at a rally in Miami on Wednesday to turn out and vote.
ANOTHER STRONG STATE- FLORIDA
Just like North Carolina, Florida, is considered a must-win state for the presidential contenders. President Barack Obama scheduled a visit to Jacksonville later on Thursday to gain support for Clinton, a part of campaign swing by him this week which also included a visit to North Carolina and Ohio.
According to RealClearPolitics average of polls in Florida, which carries 29 electoral votes in total, puts Trump 0.7 point ahead of Clinton. In North Carolina, the battle is strong with both Clinton and Trump at 46 per cent.
Polls of few other key battleground states also show a strong race in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Nevada, among many others.
Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, stood for her husband in a very rare appearance on the trail on Thursday, speaking in Berwyn, Pennsylvania and informing an enthusiastic crowd of her plans to focus entirely upon women and children’s issues if she became first lady.
Clinton leads Trump by 3 percent among 1,333 registered voters in the Times poll which took place on October 28-November 1 and published on Thursday.
The survey, with a margin of error of merely plus or minus 3 percent, showed Clinton having 45 per cent support compared to 42 per cent for Trump, according to the Times.
According to Washington Post poll Clinton is 2 percentage points ahead among 1,767 likely voters surveyed in October 29 – November 1, at 47 per cent compared to Trump’s 45 per cent. It as well had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.