The Electoral-cycle model provided an updated forecast of the election result. According to the model, Clinton will collect 48.6% of the two-party vote share, while Trump will win 51.4%.
Putting the results in context
As any other method, models are subject to bias. As a result, a good strategy is to not focus too much on the results of a single econometric model. Instead of trusting the results from single models, the best practice scientific advice is to rely on combined models or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that includes forecasts from different methods, each of which draws upon different data.
Results in comparison to other econometric models
If we look at an average of econometric models, Trump's two-party vote share is currently at 50.9%. Clinton is currently at 49.2% of the major two-party vote in an average of recent econometric models. Compared to numbers in the Electoral-cycle model Trump's econometric model average is 0.6 percentage points worse.
The Electoral-cycle model in comparison with PollyVote's forecast
The current PollyVote expects Trump to gain 46.4% of the two-party vote. PollyVote currently predicts Trump to gain 5.0 percentage points less compared to the results of the Electoral-cycle model.