The DeSart model published an updated forecast of the election result. The model expects that Clinton will achieve 48.1% of the two-party vote share, while Trump will end up with 51.9%. In comparison, on August 9, Clinton was predicted to end up with 51.9% of the vote.
Putting the results in context
As a general rule, however, one should not have too much faith in the results of single econometric models, since they may contain large errors. At least, one should check how a econometric model's results compare to benchmark forecasts.
Results compared to other econometric models
When compared to the average results of other econometric models Clinton performed worse with 0.7 percentage points, while Trump did better with 0.7 percentage points.
Comparison to the combined PollyVote
Clinton has 4.8 percentage points less and Trump has 4.8 percentage points more when the results of the econometric model are compared to the combined PollyVote forecast.