Nate Silver: Trump would likely win if election were held today
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Statistician Nate Silver on Monday said Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE would be favored to win if the general election occurred today.

If the election were today, Trump would likely win. But Clinton's still favored long-term: https://t.co/2uB2oqpXy4 pic.twitter.com/HUTQMaVrBx

— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) July 25, 2016

Trump now leads presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE, 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent, in that scenario, according to Silver’s website, FiveThirtyEight.

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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.

FiveThirtyEight said it forecasts win probabilities by simulating the election 20,000 times, producing a distribution of possible outcomes for every state nationwide.