The presidential election of 2016 has been the most contentious in the history of the American republic, and it is finally winding down after a hard fought battle between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The polling numbers between the two have changed rapidly over the course of the last several months, but Clinton has always been favored to beat Trump. The margin of her victory is what has been speculated about by the world’s best political minds. Trump has a far thinner road to the Oval Office and if he does not win specific states, he does not have a chance to defeat the Clinton machine.
A recent poll by CBS News, which will be the final poll for the network for this election season, showed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied in the state of Florida which Trump must win. The same is true of Ohio, where the two candidates sit in a near tie with Trump holding a lead of one percentage point. Neither candidate must win Ohio, but whichever one does will certainly improve their chances of victory greatly. Polling is not an exact science and there is always a margin of error. In knowing this it proves the election is essentially a toss-up at this point, despite Clinton being declared a heavy favorite for months in advance.