The US presidential elections are reaching its peak as the two major candidates try to rally the US public in their support in the upcoming polls. One thing that is absolutely clear is that this is definitely the most important presidential election in recent history, not only for the US but also for the rest of the world. As Barack Obama rightfully said in a recent speech, the world’s fate is at stake and soon enough we will find out who takes the most important seat of office in the world. The polls have been running extremely tight and the overall popularity of both the candidates is almost the same. As of right now, Hillary Clinton seems to be in the lead but only just. It can be said with much confidence that the scene of 2016 presidential polls is passing through a very crucial stage.
As of 3rd November, the ratings of both Clinton and Trump are at 47% and 45% respectively. One of the main reasons for this being such a tight match is the fact that both the candidates are equally suffering from unpopularity. Not only within their respective parties but also in the eyes of the public. Recent FBI revelations have certainly affected Hillary’s position who was previously enjoying a decent lead in the 2016 presidential polls. Trump also suffers from public hate as his opposition of the immigrant community in the United States is also considered by many to be of a personality less suited for the presidency.
Additionally, both the candidates have also seen a huge lack of popularity in terms of their campaign values with 57% people opposing Hillary and an even bigger 62% people opposing Trump. The graphic below shows the overall popularity trend for both the candidates up till 3rd November 2016.
With such a volatile situation, it is almost impossible to confidently point towards either candidate as the more likely candidate to win. This is stretched even further as with the UK elections and Brexit in the eyes of the public, there is a loss of confidence towards pollsters. The whole race has become a big gamble as odds are being drawn to determine the likelihood of either candidate winning the 2016 presidential polls. With such uncertainty and new shocking revelations coming along at the final stages of the race, it is only appropriate to wait for the elections itself and see what the final outcome is.
One thing that can be said with complete surety is that by the time the elections are over and a new president has been sworn into office, a lot will change, not just in the United States of America but across the whole world.