In order for Trump to win, he needs a minimum of 270 votes in the electoral college. According to a new tracking poll from UPI, Trump is now at 292 electoral votes.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Trump reaches 292 electoral votes in new tracking poll
A new tracking poll released hours before the first presidential debate shows Donald Trump edging Hillary Clinton in six of 12 battleground states, earning him enough votes in the Electoral College to win the presidency.
Trump currently leads his Democratic opponent by 4 percentage points or less in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia, according to the UPI-CVoter poll released Monday.
With victories in those six swing states and 23 other reliably red states, the latest poll suggests Trump would secure 292 electoral votes if the election were held today. Clinton, meanwhile, would pick up Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, giving her 246 of the 270 votes needed to make it to the Oval Office.
Here’s more from the UPI poll:
UPI/CVoter state polls: Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton in Electoral College
Donald Trump would earn enough votes to win the presidency in the Electoral College based on UPI/CVoter’s state tracking poll released Monday.
Trump would amass 292 votes and Clinton would get 246 with 270 needed to secure the oval office.
But the candidates’ leads are narrow enough — 5 percent or less — in 12 states to classify them as swing states, meaning 156 electoral votes could be up for grabs.
If the battleground states are not counted, the race would be tied 191-191.
Just one swing state — Florida with 29 votes — could shift to give Clinton easily enough Electoral College votes to win, 275-263. Or switching Pennsylvania with 20 votes and Virginia with 13 would having her prevailing even more, 279-259.
If Trump carries the states he expected to win and adds a traditionally blue state like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota he would win by a huge margin.