The DeSart & Holbrook model provided an updated forecast of the election outcome. According to the model, Clinton will garner 57.5% of the two-party vote share in Maine, whereas Trump will win 42.5%.
Putting the results in context
As any other method, models are subject to bias. As a result, a good strategy is to not rely too much on the results of an individual econometric model. Instead of trusting the results from single models, the best practice is to rely on combined models or, even better, a combined forecast that uses forecasts from different methods, each of which uses different data.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote forecast
The latest PollyVote anticipates Clinton to gain 55.5% of the two-party vote in Maine. The results of the DeSart & Holbrook model for Clinton are thus 2.0 percentage points above the combined PollyVote in Maine.