Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Loveland, Colorado this evening.
Trump will speak from the Budweiser Events Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The event can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
This will be the Republican candidate’s second campaign event in Colorado on Monday, also having a rally scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, Colorado.
Colorado is a swing state in the 2016 election. The state chose Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008, but before that it went for George W. Bush in 2004 and 2000. In fact, when Obama won the state in 2008, he was the first Democrat to do so since Bill Clinton in 1992.
At the moment, the polls are incredibly tight in Colorado, with Donald Trump having a slight lead over Hillary Clinton. Real Clear Politics polling average has Trump ahead of Clinton by just 0.2 points, 43.5 percent to 43.3 percent.
However, Hillary Clinton typically does better in Colorado polls when voters are not given third party candidates as a choice. A recent CNN/ORC poll had 13 percent of likely Colorado voters favoring Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate. But the thinking is that many of these voters will ultimately go for Trump or Clinton on election day, and CNN/ORC’s poll suggests that more Gary Johnson supporters will go to Clinton than will go to Trump.
FiveThirtyEight is currently forecasting that Hillary Clinton has a 70.1 percent chance of winning Colorado in November. The state is worth nine electoral votes.