The Electoral College Vote
The Electoral College decides who wins the election. It consists of 538 electors, with a majority of 270 electoral votes being required to elect the President. Each state is worth a number of electoral votes equal to the size of its Congressional delegation, and in all but Nebraska and Maine the winner of the popular vote in each state wins all of the electoral college votes on offer. The winner of the electoral college votes in each state is projected based on national and state-level polls. FAQ | Methodology
Where are the votes?
The State-by-state projections
The map shows which states each candidate is projected to win, as well as which states are considered to be battlegrounds. You can sort the states alphabetically, by the number of electoral college votes the state is worth, or select the battleground states only. You can also swing any state from one party to the other by clicking or tapping a state in the list. Put together your own winning map for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump! FAQ | Methodology | State-by-state projections breakdown
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The National Polls Average
Though the election is decided at the state level, the national polling average is a good indication of where each of the candidates stand and whether their campaign is gaining or losing momentum. Polls included in the average are weighted by a number of factors, giving more importance to newer polls with larger samples from pollsters with good track records. FAQ | Methodology
Move down the page to view how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have fared in the polls since the primaries came to a close on June 14 and read Éric Grenier's related commentary.