Massive New Poll Shows Clinton to Win 320 Electoral College Votes to Trump's 212 (with 270 needed to win) 60,000 registered voters polled

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    Jul 14, 2016 1:30 PM GMT Poll Gives Clinton Wide Path to Victory

    Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump if the election were held today, heading to a relatively easy victory even if Trump were to win the key battleground state of Ohio.

    A massive new poll by Morning Consult finds Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, would collect 320 Electoral College votes to Trump's 212, far more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.

    The poll, taken between April and early July, surveyed nearly 60,000 registered voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, a large enough sample to make a complete estimate of Electoral College results as the presidential race stands now.

    When eight toss-up states are removed, Clinton leads 225 electoral votes to Trump's 190.

    Morning Consult's overall result is consistent with the fluctuating but persistent lead Clinton has maintained over Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, in national polling since it became clear they would face each other in the general election. The survey also contains some surprises that may challenge the conventional wisdom regarding the states that are up for grabs this November.

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    Jul 15, 2016 1:42 AM GMT