DeSart model shows Trump in the lead
The DeSart model is captured in the econometric models component of the combined PollyVote. The model forecasts that Clinton will achieve 48.1% of the two-party vote share, while Trump will win 51.9%.
Putting the results in context
Single econometric models should be regarded with caution, because they can include substantial biases. Rather, one should examine how a econometric model's results compare to benchmark forecasts.
Results in comparison to other econometric models
When compared to the average results of other econometric models Clinton performed worse with 1.1 percentage points, while Trump did better with 1.1 percentage points.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote prediction
Clinton has 5.1 percentage points less and Trump has 5.1 percentage points more when the results of the econometric model are compared to the combined PollyVote forecast.