Election 2016 commentary: Hillary victory likely, but not a sure thing

By Alex Hohman, Contributor

With the outcome of the 2016 presidential election being only hours away at this point, the nerves are starting to take over and the anxiety is kicking into full gear regarding who the next face of our country will be.

Everyone has their own reasons as to why they’re pulling for either the Democrat Clinton or the Republican Trump, but supporters of both definitely have something to be at least the slightest bit confused about with the candidate they are voting for. It almost seems as if the scale could tip either way at this point, however, Marquette University’s Poll has found that from Wednesday through Saturday of last week, Clinton had a lead of nearly six points, leading trump 46-40. The margin of error, however, is 5.3 points.

In the most probable outcome, Hillary Clinton will become the 45th president of the United States, as she takes much more progressive standpoints on many social issues which are pressing within the American community. The scandals surrounding the Liberal have clouded her trustworthiness ever since the primaries and have been almost too much to bear for many voters nationwide. However, do not count out Trump. He was able to draw support on the issues of gun rights, immigration, foreign policy, and abortion — all of which are very high-profile issues in American society.

The two candidates running partners could also be something to keep note of, as both would bring different strategies on how to manage the Senate. Tim Kaine, who obtained a degree in law from Harvard University, is very knowledgeable overall. Whereas Mike Pence has been a more grounded Donald Trump, strongly appealing to the traditional conservative voter.

There are just so many moving parts in play in this election that make a prediction hard to make, but as was stated before, Hillary will more than likely be president. Unless Trump is able to pull off getting the electoral votes from Florida and the swing state of Ohio, it is rather unlikely that he will fall to Clinton in 2016.

Sam Holton contributed to this report.