Trump’s spiral

Since the party conventions, Donald Trump’s chance of being president has drained away

Just as polls taken during the month leading up to the Republican and Democratic national conventions saw Donald Trump’s chances of winning a presidential election over Hillary Clinton rise steadily to a point where the odds were about even, the month since has seen his chances drop just as quickly. According to Nate Silver’s aggregate of national polls, as of Aug. 18, Clinton had an 88.5 percent chance of winning the presidency while The Donald’s number stood at 11.4 percent. Furthermore, Clinton is predicted to get 49 percent of the popular vote and 365.5 electoral votes to Trump’s 40 percent popular vote and 171.9 electoral votes.