Larry Sabato from the University of Virginia Center for Politics stopped by The Kelly File on Fox News Thursday night with his newest prediction for the national electoral college, and it ain’t pretty.
Well, not for Donald Trump, anyways. The Republican nominee for President of the United States can expect to find himself down — according to Sabato — 347 electoral votes to 191.
The winning candidate will of course need 270 to win it all.
“We don’t rely simply on polling,” says Sabato, whose head-to-head predictive matchups between Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had led to a Democratic win ever since March. He noted that it would be, “a very healthy win,” for Clinton, but not technically a landslide.
“Polls go up, polls go down, and right now Hillary Clinton has an incredible convention bounce but some of that will fade quickly,” he admitted.
“It’s early August — lots of things happen. But Donald Trump has got to make lots of things happen,” Sabato offered, before discussing the GOP nominee’s disastrous week. Sabato told Megyn Kelly that Trump’s best bet to win the White House would be for him to firmly remain focused on two issues: the economy — “which he should be talking about morning, noon, and night” — and terrorism. “Those are the two things that can elect him.”
Watch the interview above via Fox News.
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