Issue-index model: Clinton with comfortable lead
The Issue-index model is captured in the index models component of the combined PollyVote. According to the model, Clinton will obtain 55.1% of the two-party vote share, whereas Trump will win 44.9%.
Putting the results in context
Single index models should be interpreted with caution, because they can include substantial errors. Rather, one should check how a index model's results compare to benchmark forecasts.
Results vs. other index models
Looking at an average of index models, Clinton's two-party vote share is currently at 53.7%. Relative to numbers in the Issue-index index model Clinton's index model average is 1.4 percentage points lower.
Comparison to the combined PollyVote
The current PollyVote anticipates Clinton to gain 53.5% of the two-party vote. The results of the Issue-index model for Clinton are thus 1.6 percentage points above the combined PollyVote.