Maine and Nebraska are yellow because their second congressional districts were battlegrounds.From July 2015 to September 2016, Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing provided a curated account of the day's most important news in the 2016 presidential election. We knew this because of these states' past election results, demographic trends, and polling data.What this means is that 38 states and Washington, D.Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff.If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to [email protected]
The following candidates ran for the office of President of the United States.
Ballotpedia partnered with Evolving Strategies and surveyed voters across seven states (June 10 – 22) regarding their vote preferences. In one set, we matched Hillary Clinton (D) in a series of two-way contests with Donald Trump (R), Ohio Governor John Kasich (R), and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R).
In the second set, we matched these same candidates in a series of three-way contests that also included former governor Gary Johnson.
Throughout 2016, polling was often tight in these states and districts, and their voting histories made their outcomes difficult to predict.
For these reasons, we referred to them as "battlegrounds." The reason these states and two districts had so much sway in the 2016 presidential election was largely because most of the electoral college map was already set in place before any votes for president were cast, but the battleground states were still up for grabs.
In all seven states, Clinton polled higher than Trump.