5 things people want to know about Donald Trump today

By: | Published: November 4, 2016 2:19 PM

Donald Trump is giving a tough fight to Democratic Part candidate Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election.

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Donald Trump is giving a tough fight to Democratic Part candidate Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election. Some polls have shown that Trump is closing in on Clinton. With this, the Democratic party candidate is rushing to shore up support in Michigan and other long-standing Democratic strongholds. Her shrunken lead has given Trump’s campaign a glimmer of hope and he is trying to broaden into a breakthrough before time runs out.

With just a few days left before the election, people are curious about both the contenders for the top US post. People are searching answers to a number of questions related to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the US Presidential election.

Here we try to answer the top five trending questions about Donald Trump on Google.

What celebrities are voting for Trump?

It seems more popular Hollywood and American TV celebrities are supporting Hillary Clinton for the President this year.

However, Trump will get the votes of celebrities like Stacy Dash, Kirstie Alley, singer Azealia Banks, Scott Baio, reality star Tila Tequila, singer Aaron Carter, Ted Nugent, Mike Tyson, TV personality Willie Robertson, Teresa Giudice and Jon Voight.

Over the course of the Trump’s campaign, these celebrities have voiced their support for Trump from many platforms.

How many electoral votes does Trump have?

Donald Trump would need 270 electoral votes to be elected as the next US president. Till now, it has been believed that Hillary Clinton has a solid grip on those 270 votes. But that perception is changing now.

At present, it can be said that Trump can easily secure up to 266 electoral votes. This would include 206 electoral votes won by Mitt Romney in 2012 and then the four states carried twice by Barack Obama, where Donald Trump has been leading or behind by less than four points. These states are Iowa (6 electoral votes), Nevada (6 EVs), Ohio (19 EVs), and Florida (29 EVs).

He still falls short by four votes. But several projections in the last two-three day have show Trump can get the remaining votes and may even cross the 270 mark.

Who will win the election, Clinton or Trump

The victor in the US Presidential Election would be known only after the polls. For now, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a for a tight contest. Though a few weeks earlier, Hillary seemed to be winning easily.

Why is Trump gaining in the polls?

There are several factors because of which Donald Trump has gained. The favourable poll results in Trump’s favour are also because of the FBI’s reopening of probe new emails in Hillary’s private server.

Some conventional Republican voters, who have so not openly endorsed Trump, are scared of the re-entry of the Clintons in the White House.

Polls have shown that he is gaining in the swing states. It is also believed that there is a hidden Donald Trump vote, that is about five percent of the electorate. They are not seen in the polls but show up on the election day.

The final result would still depend on the total turnout as sevral voters are divided over their choice.

Who is voting for Trump?

A Washington Post conducted earlier this year had shown that Trump had his support base among the working-class whites who feel economically disaffected.

Linguist Noam Chomsky sums up Trump’s supporter’s on his Quora post “Why has Trump had so much success?”
“Trump is appealing primarily to less educated white sectors of the population, lower middle class and working class, people who are angry, frustrated, frightened, bitter about the fact – and it is a fact – that they have been in many ways cast by the wayside.”

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