Donald Trump, “Hillary Clinton has profited from a ‘rigged’ system”
At a rally Friday before thousands of cheering supporters in Pensacola, FL, Donald Trump had clear and direct words for the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the fallout over their national security forum in New York on Wednesday.
“Because she’s being so protected, she could walk into this arena right now and shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching right smack in the middle of the heart and she wouldn’t be prosecuted, okay?” he said.
“That is what’s happened to this country. I never thought I’d see the day where this has happened to our country,” he added.
Donald Trump’s charge is that Clinton, a former US Secretary of State and former US Senator from New York, has profited from a “rigged” political system. He has denounced the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Mrs. Clinton for her use of a private e-Mail server and the handling of classified information.
Donald Trump has carved out a wider path to the Oval Office, as a number of states including Florida and Ohio are no longer considered likely wins for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released Saturday.
The project, which combines opinion polls with an analysis of voting patterns under different election scenarios, still shows Clinton would have the best chance of winning the presidency if the 8 November election were held today. Yet Donald Trump has caught up to her level of support in several states.
Mrs. Clinton now has an 83% chance of winning the election by an average of 47 votes in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately selects the President.
In late August, the States of the Nation estimated that Clinton had a 95% chance of winning by an average of 108 electoral votes.
Over the past few weeks, Mrs. Clinton’s lead in the national polls has taken a deep dive.
Polls narrow as Election Day nears, and the Clinton Campaign is struggled to overcome controversy about how she handled classified information while serving as Barack Hussein Obama’s Secretary of State.
A separate Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters showed an 8-point lead for Clinton has vanished since the last week of August.
Methodology: The Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project is driven by an online survey that gathers responses from about 15,000 people per week. Their responses are weighted according to the latest population estimates, and each respondent is ranked according to their likelihood to vote.
Once the poll is complete, the project tallies the levels of support and estimated error for both candidates, and then runs multiple election simulations given their respective support.
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