A Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll finds Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each holding twenty states with leads of four points or greater. Alas for Republicans, Clinton’s strong twenty states add up to 244 electoral votes, while Trump’s hold 126. If Clinton can hold the narrow lead this poll gives her in either Florida or Texas, or if she can pair Wisconsin and Michigan or Ohio and Colorado in her Win column, she wins the Presidency.
Alas, in South Dakota, WP/SM find Trump leading Clinton 51–37 head to head and 43–29 when the ballot includes Gary Johnson (who gets 19% of the vote, behind only his 25% showing in New Mexico and 23% in Utah and tied with Idaho and Alaska—which may be why we’re hearing Johnson/Weld ads on the radio in Aberdeen and Madison).
So let’s see if we can replicate those figures here! This week’s Dakota Free Press poll asks the big Presidential question: “How will you vote in the Presidential election?” Your options (the four candidates will appear in the following order on our official ballot; the seven options will appear in random order in the near-right sidebar):
- Donald Trump
- Gary Johnson
- Hillary Clinton
- Darrell Castle
- write-in (writing in a name cancels your vote on that section of the South Dakota ballot but does not spoil the rest of your ballot)
- leave the Presidential line blank (but still vote on other candidates and ballot questions)
- not voting at all
I’ll keep this poll open until Wednesday at breakfast time, at which point we’ll discuss the results.
Vote now, tell your friends, and tell us why you’re voting the way you are here in the comment section!