It gets scarier to think that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, especially when the world saw it as a joke that he was running. As we get closer to the final race, it seems like the race will be Clinton v. Trump. And, in a new poll, it looks like Clinton may be winning. Clinton has gotten closer to the number of delegates needed to secure her spot at the Democratic nominee. As of this week, Americans are essentially split between Trump and Clinton, however her margin over Trump is about 5 point last week to 3 points this week. This is telling us that there is going to be a very close race this time around, even though so much can change before November.

The analysis from the NBC News SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, which was conducted online from May 9 to May 15, was distributed to 14,100 adults of which 12,507 said that they were registered to vote. Clinton has been able to stay at the top of the Democratic primary because she has won the black and Hispanic voters, and continues to do better in this demographic over Trump. She has won Black voters 84 percent to 9 percent, and Hispanics 65 percent to 28 percent.
if_the_2016_presidential_election_were_being_held_today-_trump_clinton-_ba482ef569a9b66921a33a7d8692f966.nbcnews-ux-600-480Trump has been the go-to candidate among white voters by 14 points over Clinton – 53 percent to 39 percent. When it comes to gender, Clinton is beating Trump by 15 points among women, while Trump wins among men with a similar 11-percent margin. As of right now, gender seems to be critical to this race thanks to Trump’s comments around Clinton playing the “woman’s card.”

The 2016 election is one that seems to very unpredictable, especially when looking at what is a motivating factor for others to support either one of the candidates or vote against a candidate.

Black Youth Project will keep a sharp look at politics over the next few months, as we head into the crunch time for the political race.

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