Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party has taken the lead based on the most recent online election tracking survey. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has a divided Republican party that may cost him his win in the presidential elections.
The most recent SurveyMonkey Election Tracking was conducted from Oct. 17 to 23 with a national sample of 41,569 people. The results show that Clinton has taken the win with 307 electoral votes, leaving Trump with 195 votes.
According to NBC News, Clinton takes 46 percent of the likely voters in a 4-way choice. But in a 2-way choice for likely voters, Clinton takes 50 percent, leaving only 44 percent to support Trump based on the network's SurveyMonkey poll.
The Huffington Post reports that Clinton's win looks very different compared to President Barack Obama's Electoral College map.
Clinton has a weak hold on Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Iowa, which were states that Obama had strongly won during his run on the presidential elections. However, Clinton has taken North Carolina, a state that Obama had slimly lost in 2012.
The shift in the Democratic Party's lead on the Electoral College map is caused by the change in voter preferences based on level of education. In previous elections, college educated white voters have consistently supported the Republican Party. But this year, Clinton has a 16 point lead over Trump – 51 to 35 points – among the college educated white voters.
While Clinton is taking the lead, the Republicans are still divided, but at the same time they are wondering what would happen to their respective states if Clinton bags the presidency.
At least 74 percent of the Republicans' likely voters think that their party will be divided until election day, while only 4 percent claim that the Grand Old Party (GOP) is already united. But only 63 percent of the likely Republican voters believe that they should stand united behind Trump in order for him to win.
One of the reasons that some Republican voters do not support Trump is because they trust someone else to lead the GOP as president, which is House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Results of the ongoing Election Tracking surveys will be updated regularly over the last two weeks of the presidential campaign.