The Hill reports:
Statistician Nate Silver on Monday said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be favored to win if the general election occurred today. Trump now leads presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent, in that scenario, according to Silver’s website, FiveThirtyEight. FiveThirtyEight has Clinton besting Trump this November in two other prediction samples, however. It has Clinton’s odds at 53.7 percent, to Trump’s 46.2 percent, when it discounts polls taken immediately after last week’s Republican National Convention. Clinton’s odds rise to 58.2 percent to Trump’s 41.7 percent when factoring in economic and historical data.