The coronation of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues in earnest.
Nevermind that many a cable news pundit has already declared Trump the winner, a political science professor has all but guaranteed the real estate tycoon will be the next president.
Stony Brook University Professor Helmut Norpoth says Trump has a 97 percent chance of beating likely Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton in the general election, and if rival Bernie Sanders pulls off a miracle, Trump has a 99 percent chance of defeating him.
Norpoth’s forecast is based on “a statistical model of presidential elections that uses a candidate’s performance in their party’s primary and patterns in the electoral cycle as predictors of the presidential vote in the general election,” The Statesman reported.
The newspaper noted that the primary model “works for every presidential election since 1912, with the notable exception of the 1960 election,” and has an accuracy rate of 96.1 percent.
“The bottom line is that the primary model, using also the cyclical movement, makes it almost certain that Donald Trump will be the next president, if he’s a nominee of the [Republican] party,” Norpoth told The Statesman.
As for the GOP primary, with four states having already voted, Trump has 81 delegates out of a possible 2,340, with 1,237 needed to win the nomination. And while many think it’s in the bag for Trump, he’s not there yet.
The professor’s forecast is based on studying a pattern of voting in the presidential election that does not assume who would be the party nominees.
“You think ‘This is crazy. How can anything come up with something like that?'” Norfolk said, “but that’s exactly the kind of equation I used to predict Bill Clinton winning in ‘96, that I used to predict that George Bush would win in 2004, and, as you remember four years ago, that Obama would win in 2012.”
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Did Sunny Hostin just admit on air to breaking the law by voting for her son? - November 8, 2022
- Stacey Abrams justifies trailing in the polls by suggesting black men are too stupid to back her - November 7, 2022
- Kevin McCarthy has message for Pelosi telling Dems to ‘change the subject’ away from inflation - October 24, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.