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Presidential candidates who made more than 15 percent of general election ballots: Note: A "0%" finding means the candidate was not a part of the poll.
The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race.
In all seven states, Clinton polled higher than Trump.
The tightest battleground race between the two frontrunners was in Iowa, where Clinton led Trump by a weighted 4 percentage points.
Clinton needed slightly fewer of these battleground states' electoral votes than Trump.
To win, she needed only 70 of the 159 electoral votes in the battlegrounds, while Trump needed 91.
Clinton, for example, began the general election with an almost guaranteed 200 electoral votes from 16 states and Washington, D. That's 74 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
In electoral votes, that came to 159, more than half of the 270 votes needed to win an electoral college majority and become president.
Note: Trump and Clinton were projected to receive 306 and 232 electoral votes, respectively.
Seven electors, however, cast votes for other candidates. The results listed above are based on reports from state secretary of state offices and election boards.
Maine and Nebraska are yellow because their second congressional districts were battlegrounds.
From July 2015 to September 2016, Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing provided a curated account of the day's most important news in the 2016 presidential election.
C.—a total of 379 electoral votes—were not competitive in 2016.