Hillary Clinton’s popularity could deteriorate in case FBI reopens the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. If this happens, Donald Trump could become more popular.
The Republican’s campaign may have been dogged by sexual scandal and shock allegations but he is confident of a presidential win next month.
His winning spirit has been strengthened after the FBI confirmed it has reopened a probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Trump’s campaign reacted with glee when they heard the news this evening.
Investigators are probing whether Clinton used her private email server while secretary of state.
His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said on Twitter that “a great day in our campaign just got even better.”
Although some pollsters have their bets firmly on Clinton taking the title, other experts say Trump could still swing it.
And the latest shock news could do serious damage to Clinton’s campaign with just 11 days to go.
In some states, such as Iowa, Clinton and Trump are polling neck-and-neck as both candidates ramp up their campaigning.
Trump has also visited New Hampshire and Maine where his campaign could snatch a win.
According to analysis by the Financial Times, Clinton has 172 “safe” electoral college votes, whereas Trump has 93.
With 180 “swing” states up for grabs, Trump is looking more and more likely to reach the 270 votes needed to win.
Speaking today in what sounded like a victory speech, Trump called on his supporters to carry the vote home.
He said: “Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before.
“We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the oval office.”
Bookmakers William Hill have cut their odds on a Trump win from 7/2 to 10/3 in response to the FBI investigation.
Just a week ago the bookies was offering Clinton’s odds at 1/9 — a 90% chance of a presidential win.
But her odds have today been lengthened to 1/9 with an 83% chance of returning to the White House.
Graham Sharpe, spokesman for William Hill, said: “For the past week, Mrs Cinton’s odds have been lengthening day by day, and Mr Trump’s shortening, bringing them much closer together.
“That trend may well not yet have finished.”