Politics Odds: Trump Tape Puts GOP in Doghouse

The window of opportunity is closing for Donald Trump. After narrowing the gap between himself and Hillary Clinton in the US presidential polls, Trump’s chances of winning the November 8 election have cratered. He’s a +400 underdog at press time, down from +200 in the days after the first debate. Clinton has improved from –275 to –650, while “Other” is still available at +2500.

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Trump began losing support after the debate, but things really went south when the “Trump Tape” was released by The Washington Post. Trump was recorded in 2005 during an Access Hollywood taping on the set of Days of Our Lives; he made several vulgar comments about women that have Republican leaders scrambling to distance themselves from their presidential nominee – although many are still endorsing him despite their disapproval.

Trump’s performance in the second debate didn’t help matters. In the past two weeks, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Nevada, Iowa, and possibly Arizona have all swung toward Clinton and the Democrats. Georgia, Missouri and Alaska could follow suit. Trump has one more debate on Wednesday, October 19, to get his message across, but it might be too late – advance voting is already underway.

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