US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has maintained her lead against her Republican rival Donald Trump in the race to win the Electoral College, a new poll shows. Clinton has a better than 95 percent chance of winning the US presidency if the election was held this week, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday.
The most likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump. A candidate needs a minimum of 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. US citizens do not directly elect the president or the vice president; instead they choose “electors”, who usually pledge to vote for particular nominees. The US Electoral College is the body that elects the American president and vice president every four years.