Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is about to debate his opponent, Hillary Clinton, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Regardless of how the debate goes, Trump will be hitting the campaign trail first thing tomorrow morning. So what’s he got planned for the rest of the week?
On Thursday, Trump will hold his first post-debate rally in Delaware, Ohio. His event will take place at the Delaware County Fair beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets are available on the Donald Trump campaign website. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The event will also be available for streaming on YouTube.
It makes sense that Trump is headed to Ohio tomorrow, as this is the battleground state that he has the best chance of winning. Although Pennsyvalia is basically a lock for Hillary Clinton, and although North Carolina and Florida are both favoring the Democratic nominee at the moment, Trump maintains a slight advantage in Ohio. Clinton, however, is rapidly catching up, so the campaign will want to schedule a few more stops in the state over the final three weeks of the campaign. In Real Clear Politics’ polling average, Trump is ahead of Clinton in Ohio by just 0.5 percentage points.
That Ohio rally is the only event Trump currently has scheduled for Thursday.
On Friday, Trump will hold two back-to-back rallies, the first being in Fletcher, North Carolina. The rally will take place at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Davis Event Center beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets are available on the Donald Trump campaign website. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. The event will also be available for streaming on YouTube.
North Carolina is another key battleground state this year. The state voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but in 2012, it chose Mitt Romney. Unfortunately for Trump, Hillary Clinton has the lead at the moment, and she’s ahead of Trump in North Carolina by an average of 2.8 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics. This is compared to the end of September, when Trump was ahead of Clinton in the state 44.5 to 43.3.
A few hours after this Fletcher event, Trump will head up to Pennsylvania for his second Friday rally. Trump will speak in Johnson, Pennsylvania, and the event will take place at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets are available on the Trump campaign website. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The rally will also be available for streaming on YouTube.
Although Pennsylvania was once considered a tossup, the state is now pretty close to a lock for Hillary Clinton. In Real Clear Politics’ polling average, Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by 6.2 percentage points. FiveThirtyEight calculates that Clinton has an 89 percent chance of winning the state’s 20 electoral votes.
Trump has two more events scheduled for over the weekend, the first taking place on Saturday in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Trump will speak from Regent University beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets are available on the Trump campaign website. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will also be available for streaming on YouTube.
Virginia is another state that at this point is essentially a lock for Clinton, although anything could happen between now and election day. At the moment, Clinton is ahead of Trump in the state by an average of 10.8 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics. FiveThirtyEight estimates that Clinton has a 94 percent chance of winning Virginia’s 13 electoral votes. Despite this, Trump said back in August that he can’t imagine himself losing Virginia unless Hillary Clinton cheats. Trump was down in the Virginia polls back then as well.
Finally, Trump heads back to Ohio on Saturday night for a rally in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will take place at the I-X Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets are available on the Trump campaign website. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will also be available for streaming on YouTube.