“The polls are showing us in a dead heat,” Donald Trump said in a speech Thursday afternoon.
A dead heat, according to Merriam-Webster, is “a contest in which two or more competitors earn the same score or finish at the same time.”
HuffPost Pollster’s model, which aggregates publicly available polling, shows Hillary Clinton leading by 8 points in a two-way race nationally. That is not a dead heat.
HuffPost Pollster’s model shows Clinton ahead by 6 points when third party candidates are included. That is not a dead heat either.
The Huffington Post’s presidential forecast gives Hillary Clinton a 90.9 percent chance of winning the election, to Donald Trump’s 8.9 percent. That is basically the opposite of a dead heat.
Glad we could clear that up!
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.