Political Science Professor: 97-99% Chance That Trump Will Be President
According to one political science professor, Donald Trump is almost a lock to win the presidential election in November.
Helmut Norpoth said on Fox and Friends that his research gives Trump a 97-99% chance of becoming the 45th President of the United States.
Norpoth, a Stony Brook Univ. professor, said his prediction is based on a historical model that has proven accurate in almost every election going back to 1912.
"I've looked at elections in the past. And I’ve seen that the New Hampshire primary in particular is a very good predictor of what happens," he explained.
Sandra Smith asked Norpoth whether he has doubts this time around, since this election cycle seems to be like no other before it.
He said that another key factor is that Trump won the first two primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina, while Clinton lost in New Hampshire.
Norpoth said the likelihood of a Trump victory could fall based on the outcome of some of Super Tuesday's primaries.
He said his prediction of Trump winning the general election is based on Hillary Clinton being the opponent.
Norpoth said the model was wrong only in 2000, when Al Gore won the popular vote but did not win the White House.
Watch him explain in the video above.