Students Predict Who The Next President Will BeBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
The U.S. Election Day 2016 has generated a lot of excitement. There is a close fight between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican bet Donald Trump.
Several media outlets have shared their predictions on who will become the next president of the United States. ABC News predicted that Hillary Clinton may actually win the elections if she is able to carry North Carolina, which would give her a huge boost.
According to USA Today, London-based technology startup Qriously also predicted that Hillary Clinton would win. This is the same company that was able to correctly predict Brexit.
"However, Trump's narrow path to victory through Pennsylvania and North Carolina should worry Democrats," the startup noted. "Clinton hasn't won yet, and winning both toss-ups is still a realistic possibility for Trump."
In a report by The Washington Post, students also weighed in on the U.S. Election Day 2016 results. The data was collected by the American Statistical Association from over 450 high school and college students from more than 30 institutions in nearly 20 states.
It was revealed that 97 percent of the participants believe that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will become the next president. The median projection showed that Clinton is expected to win 49.3 percent of the popular vote, with 332 electoral votes. Trump, on the other hand, is expected to get 43.3 percent of the popular vote with 204 electoral votes.
Participants came from various colleges and universities. The list included Georgetown University, California State University, Indiana University, Florida State College, Oklahoma State University, Purdue University, St. Lawrence University, Texas Tech University and University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, among others.
It was previously reported that Republican 2016 U.S. presidential elections nominee Donald Trump is losing the vote of college degree-holders. This may be caused by his vague stance on higher education, as opposed to Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton who is vocal in her support for free college.