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Old 10-20-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Yawn.....

Who will win the presidency?
Chance of winning

FiveThirtyEight
Hillary Clinton
87.2%
Donald Trump
12.7%


http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/...tion-forecast/



And you gave Harper a government for 9.5 years so don't act like everyone up there is some perfect angel too........
Trump and Harper are apples and oranges.

12.7% chance is defined how? When I check polls, Clinton usually leads by a few percent. Even though he probably won't win, the proportion of people who continue supporting a belligerant, maniacal, celebrity is terrifying. The outcome doesn't change the fact that almost half the voting population was on board for a Trump presidency. Sorry.

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Old 10-20-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Trump and Harper are apples and oranges.

12.7% of a country supporting a belligerant, maniacal, celebrity is terrifying. Sorry.
Oh, it's more than 12.7% supporting Trump.


12.7% are his chances of winning.


He has more or less 40% support among voters.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Oh, it's more than 12.7% supporting Trump.


12.7% are his chances of winning.


He has more or less 40% support among voters.
Yeah, I just edited my post to reflect that. I missed 'chance'.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Yeah, I just edited my post to reflect that. I missed 'chance'.
Even more depressing, isn't it?
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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Don't some Americans call it pop too? We call them soft drinks where I'm from, I never could get used to pop after moving.
Some Americans do call it pop,in fact I've even started calling it pop. I also say soft drinks a lot.
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Trump and Harper are apples and oranges.

12.7% chance is defined how? When I check polls, Clinton usually leads by a few percent. Even though he probably won't win, the proportion of people who continue supporting a belligerant, maniacal, celebrity is terrifying. The outcome doesn't change the fact that almost half the voting population was on board for a Trump presidency. Sorry.
He currently has no real path to 270 electoral college votes, that's why his chance is so low. All of the states that are rated likely to go democrat in a few weeks have enough EC votes to give Hillary the win.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...l?ref=politics
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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The US is a dying empire filled with resentful, violent white supremacists. What's not to love?


I think Canadians just want to soothe the crazy Americans for fear of the disaster that a Trump administration would be for Canada.


It's fascinating. Over the past two decades, I've watched Canadians go from thinking the US was the most amazing place - the place you went if you wanted to make it big and get out of boring and provincial Canada - to thinking there but for the grace of god go I.


I really think the Bush administration did a huge amount to bolster Canadian nationalism. They saw what the US was really like and realized they have it so much better in Canada. And Trump is just adding to that sentiment.


Two decades ago, I met so many Canadians who were envious of Americans, wanted to live in NYC, etc. Now they're like, "eh, I'm cool in Toronto."
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Land Of Smiles
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The US is a dying empire filled with resentful, violent white supremacists. What's not to love?


I think Canadians just want to soothe the crazy Americans for fear of the disaster that a Trump administration would be for Canada.


It's fascinating. Over the past two decades, I've watched Canadians go from thinking the US was the most amazing place - the place you went if you wanted to make it big and get out of boring and provincial Canada - to thinking there but for the grace of god go I.


I really think the Bush administration did a huge amount to bolster Canadian nationalism. They saw what the US was really like and realized they have it so much better in Canada. And Trump is just adding to that sentiment.


Two decades ago, I met so many Canadians who were envious of Americans, wanted to live in NYC, etc. Now they're like, "eh, I'm cool in Toronto."

"Canadian nationalism" - sounds really weird, especially in places like Vancouver and Toronto...
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Wait till their hockey players start taking a knee to protest the treatment of Inuit people...


KIDDING!
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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How come many "snowbird" Canadians in the United States never tip ?
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