If a professor at Stony Brook University is correct, Donald J Trump will be the next President of the United States.
Professor Helmut Norpoth’s statistical modeling gives Trump with a 97 percent chance of beating Hillary Clinton in the general election. He’d have an even better shot against Bernie Sanders – 99 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,’ Norpoth told Stony Brook’s school newspaper, The Statesman, ‘if he’s a nominee of the [Republican] party.’
The numbers don’t lie: Norpoth’s model has accurately predicted the winner of every national election since 1912, The Statesman reports, except the election of 1960.
One of the closest elections in U.S. history, John F. Kennedy bested Richard Nixon by 0.17 percent or 112,827 votes.
Norpoth’s model is correct 96.1 percent of the time, suggesting victory is on the horizon for Trump.
‘When I started out with this kind of display a few months ago, I thought it was sort of a joke.’ Norpoth said at a gathering Monday at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan, according to The Stateman.
He added, ‘Well, I’ll tell you right now, it ain’t a joke anymore.’
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