The 2018 presidential election is just weeks away, and the map is already changing.
Here are the big news items: 1.
Who is the Democratic candidate for president?
Clinton has been ahead in the polls since Election Day, but the race is still a toss-up.
The latest CNN/ORC International poll has Clinton with 48 percent, while Trump has 47 percent.
The Associated Press/GfK poll has Trump up by a margin of five points over Clinton.
A new Bloomberg Politics/University of Maryland poll shows Clinton up by eight points in Pennsylvania and nine points in Virginia, which Trump won by two points in November.
A CNN/Survey Monkey poll puts Clinton up four points in Colorado and four points nationally.
Trump is currently trailing in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina, with some states expected to vote in coming weeks.
Who’s leading in the Republican race?
Trump has maintained a commanding lead over the field in national polling, though the Republican nominee has been able to maintain that lead for months.
In fact, Trump’s lead has increased to nearly seven points in the CNN/Orc International poll, which had Trump at 45 percent to Trump’s 46 percent in December.
The CNN/University on Tavis Smiley poll shows Trump up eight points nationally in the RealClearPolitics average.
In the CBS News poll, Trump leads with 47 percent to Cruz’s 42 percent.
What’s the most important state to watch?
While the presidential race has only been under way for less than a week, the map will continue to change over the next few weeks.
The map below is based on a hypothetical November election.
In November, a win by Clinton would leave Trump with 270 electoral votes, which would leave him with an easy path to the White House.
A win by Trump would leave Clinton with 270 votes, leaving her with a narrow path to 270 electoral college votes.
A loss by Clinton, by contrast, would leave her with 232 electoral votes and would likely lead to a landslide victory for Trump in 2020.
Which states have the most to play for?
In the past week, there have been two big wins for Trump.
On Friday, Pennsylvania became the latest state to pass a law that allows same-sex couples to marry.
That move followed the state’s passage of a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage.
On Sunday, Ohio Gov.
John Kasich (R) signed a law allowing voters to have up to three ballots cast in an election, with the option of voting in more than one.
The Ohio measure also eliminated early voting and allows for early voting at polling places in counties with fewer than 3,000 residents.
The vote in New York is now the latest big state to declare early voting legal.
Who wins the election?
As of Saturday, there were 1.4 million more votes cast in the US than the number needed to secure the 270 electoral vote needed to win the presidency.
According to CNN, there are now more than 12 million eligible voters.
Trump has a slight lead over Clinton among all registered voters, and is leading by double digits among registered Republicans.
However, he is still behind by double-digits among registered Democrats.
A Trump victory in Pennsylvania would make the president the first Republican since Reagan in 1984 to win back the White Houses by winning two states.
A victory by Trump in Ohio would make him the first Democrat since Lyndon Johnson in 1964 to win a second term.
A Clinton win in Virginia would make her the first woman to win two presidential elections since 1972.
Who will win the general election?
The Republican nominee will be Donald Trump.
Trump’s support among white voters, who make up about 90 percent of all voters, is at an all-time high.
His support among Hispanic voters, which accounts for about a quarter of all registered Republicans, is also high, according to a CNN/CNN Battleground Tracker survey released last week.
Who won’t win the White Senate?
A number of Senate races are expected to be decided in coming days, with a handful of Republicans in the Senate race, including Arizona Sen. John McCain and Maine Sen. Susan Collins, potentially facing off in the primary.
The Senate race in Virginia has been the most competitive of the races, with both sides looking to build a path to victory, according for CNN.
The Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, has been leading the race since Election Night.
McAuliffe is viewed favorably by 60 percent of Virginia voters, according the poll, while 30 percent view him unfavorably.
The other races are still very competitive.
Clinton leads in Florida, Nevada, Colorado and Pennsylvania.
She is also ahead in North Carolina and Colorado.
In Ohio, the polls show a close race between former Secretary of State John Kerry and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, with Brown leading Kerry 46 percent to 44 percent.
Who leads in the state-by-state races