The road to 270 stops in Ohio. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will start intensifying their campaigns here in the crucial swing state. The state's swing is very powerful for the candidate.
It's really important for Trump. No Republican can ever win the presidency without carrying Ohio.
Trump right now is trailing Clinton in the state by 2 points. He's statistically tied with her.
But would Ohio matter?
According to most analysis, not so much.
Trump can win Ohio but still lose the election. It's mathematically impossible for Trump to turnaround his struggling campaign in 15 days. But who knows, we can only assume the campaign is working to make a challenge.
Th AP reports that even safe states like Texas and Alaska are turning to lean Republican. Virginia is moving to solidly Democratic.
Clinton right now in the solid with California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington state. (213 total electoral votes)
Clinton has a few leans on her belt. Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. (59 total electoral votes)
Overall 272 electoral votes. She would become the president.
|The road to 270 has Clinton leading against Trump.|
Trump right now in the solid with Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming (106 total electoral votes)
Trump has a few leans on his belt. Alaska, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, Texas (73 total electoral votes)
Overall Trump has 179 electoral votes. He has to win a state Clinton would carry and the remaining toss up states in this election.
Trump is telling his supporters to dismiss the polls. He believes the polls aren't sampling candidates right. His campaign does cautiously acknowledge that he's trailing in the polls.
It doesn't matter what happens in the national polls, it's up to the electoral college to decide whether Clinton or Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.