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The Hill: Key States That Trump Must Win

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By    |   Friday, 06 May 2016 12:59 PM

A new analysis highlights several states Donald Trump needs to target if he wants to be victorious in the November presidential election.

The Hill surmises that Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after his victory in Indiana this week, needs to get somewhere around 65 percent support among white voters in the general election if his support from Hispanic voters continues to struggle.

The last time someone earned two-thirds of the white vote was in 1984, when Ronald Reagan won his second term, according to Gallup figures.

At the top of Trump's list are Ohio and Virginia, who have 18 and 13 electoral votes up for grabs. President Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008 and 2012. Before that, the Old Dominion State was red from 1968-2004.

Regarding Ohio, just 3 percent of 2012 presidential election voters were Hispanic, according to numbers cited by The Hill. An April poll by Latino Decisions found Trump's favorability rating among Hispanics to be at 9 percent.

Three blue-collar states Trump could stand to win are Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The Hill estimates that if Trump wins two of them, his chances of going the distance are good. There are a combined 46 electoral votes in these three states.

Florida, with 29 electoral votes, is another big one for Trump. The state has gone back and forth since 1952, supporting Republicans for a few elections, jumping back to Democrats, and back to Republicans. The Sunshine State was blue in 2008 and 2012.

Florida's large Hispanic population, however, could have an impact.

Iowa and New Hampshire are predominantly white states that could help Trump pick up a handful of electoral votes. Colorado and Nevada, with nine and six votes, are ranked by The Hill as "outside bets" for Trump. But if he wins at least one of them, that could mean he's on target to win the presidency in convincing fashion.

Trump attempted to show his support for Hispanics with a Cinco de Mayo-themed Tweet Thursday.


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