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DeSart model: Trump with small lead

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The DeSart model released an updated forecast of the election result. It currently forecasts a major vote share of 48.1% for Clinton, and 51.9% for Trump.

Putting the results in context

Individual models often contain substantial biases, and should be treated with caution. Rather than trusting the results from single models, we recommend to use combined models or, even better, a combined forecast that includes forecasts from different methods, each of which includes different data.

Comparison to other econometric models

Looking at an average of econometric models, Trump's current two-party vote share is at 50.9%. This value is 1 percentage point lower than respective numbers in the DeSart model.

The DeSart model compared with PollyVote's prediction

The most recent PollyVote foresees Trump to gain 46.5% of the two-party vote. PollyVote currently predicts Trump to gain 5.4 percentage points less compared to the results of the DeSart model.

This article was automatically generated by the PollyBot, which uses algorithms developed by AX Semantics to generate text from data stored in our API. The exact dataset underlying this particular article can be found here.

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