Presidential Race Turns to Florida with Voting Underway

Donald Trump has lost.

Can we assume that just about all of those Democrats voted for Hillary Clinton and all of the Republicans voted for Donald Trump?

In a cosmic twist, a recalcitrant Trump's hopes would likely fall into the hands Republican leaders in Congress.

White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump staged dueling rallies Tuesday in crucial battleground Florida, with the Republican billionaire zeroing in on the Obamacare health overhaul as a job-killing, wallet-busting "monster". Clinton has led in six of the past seven polls in the state - the other showed the race a tie - and now has an average lead of more than four points, according to Real Clear Politics. He is also suffering from profound weaknesses among blacks, college-educated voters of all backgrounds and the young. Still the numbers don't look good.

The results mark a significant shift from a similar poll conducted the previous month, wherein 59 percent believed Clinton would be the next president as opposed to 34 percent who said the same about Trump. By this time in 1992, Bill Clinton had opened up a huge lead over incumbent George H.W. Bush, 50 to 33 percent.

The survey was conducted October 17-23, with an unusually large base of more than 3,000 people surveyed. "He had a 7.2 percentage point margin in 2008 and a 3.6 percentage point margin in 2012".

Dr. Trump had previously said in August of past year he was "a medical oncologist not a political commentator" and had "nothing to say particularly about his path to the presidency". Polls show a fairly close race in Arizona in particular and Clinton is within striking distance in both Georgia and Texas.

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The New York billionaire's standing in the polls has been hit hard, particularly among female voters, since the release of a 2005 video on which he is heard boasting of the fact that his celebrity allows him to grope and force himself on women.

Trump has frequently mixed his campaign and business interests as he touts his ability to create jobs. In the United States, however, a pollster conducting automated surveys can not call cellphones, thereby eliminating a big block of voters - mainly young - from the poll. "It's time to come together to ensure that Hillary Clinton is never elected president of the United States", Pence declared Monday in North Carolina.

Overall, Clinton leads Trump among young likely voters 60 percent to 19 percent, with 12 percent supporting Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and 6 percent behind the Green Party's Jill Stein. The Cook Political Report also notes that in 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan won 56 percent of white voters and won in a landslide.

The divisions of America are displayed in the Grand Canyon State. Comparatively, among white women with and without college degrees, Clinton rose five points to 62 percent, and two points to 42 percent, respectively.

How so? Ultimately, the identity of the new president will be certified by the House and Senate, where electoral votes are traditionally delivered in early January, and formally signed off on by the Senate President - in this case, Vice President Joe Biden.

This is hardly, of course, the only odd way in which Conway and Trump have appeared to be on separate pages in recent weeks. As things stand now, "red" states are turning purple on the electoral map.