Hillary Clinton may be well placed as the favourite to win the US presidential elections with most surveys putting her ahead and even the markets have given her a thumbs up leading into the polling day, but the Democratic candidate is haunted by a Brexit type of event that no one thought was a possibility and yet it came to happen and cost the incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron his job. How the people will vote is totally unpredictable and those who presumed to have figured out all the permutations and combinations were proved wrong.
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Can the same thing happen in the US elections? The possibility exists as Donald Trump has sought to create a voting block by doing a lot of things that Barack Obama had done. And that is promising to create jobs. Trump has taken it much further and said that he would actually stop companies sending American jobs abroad. He does not have an economic plan and he has not even thought it worth elaborating. And though he has hurt a number of interest groups by treading on them with his big, wide boots, and yet he has managed to gain support, or at least, not alienate many other groupings which have a reason to hold a grudge against him. Nothing highlights this more than the fact that Trump has made crude sexist remarks against women, he has been accused of sexual assaults by a number of them, but even then a huge number of women are still willing to vote for him! His extreme stances have made him a very strong contender for most of the people who are unhappy with the current system.
They may not agree with him and in fact hate him for his words, yet the very fact that Hillary Clinton is not the kind of woman they see as suitable for the post of the US president because of her controversial past, keeps them from voting for her. That a Clinton win will break the glass ceiling and create history by ushering in the first woman President of the US, is also not turning out to be a reason enough to vote anti-Trump for them.