2016 Electoral Map shows shift toward Democratic vote as elections near

(Reuters/Carlos Barria)Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton in Burke Lakefront airport in Cleveland, Ohio

The 2016 presidential election is only a few weeks away and it looks like Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton is slowly solidifying her lead against Republican candidate Donald Trump.

In a matter of days, it seems like she is slowly widening the gap between her and Trump. According to a report by Business Insider, Clinton leads Trump with a 278 to 181 electoral votes. With the current numbers, Clinton already has the needed 270 votes to win the presidency.

What sets the upcoming election apart from previous ones is that it seems to be changing the electoral map, with states that were traditionally Republican states seeing the rise in those who are starting to favor the Democratic Party.

In Georgia, which is normally a Republican state, Trump has a lead over Clinton getting 44 percent against Clinton's 42 percent. Still, the numbers are within the 4.3 percent margin of error, so the two are seen as tied in a normally Republican state. The last time Georgia voted democrat was in 1992 when they favored former president Bill Clinton.

In a recent Arizona poll done by the Arizona Republic, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Cronkite News, the traditionally Republican state saw Clinton lead by five percent. Recent polls show that the Democratic nominee is still statistically tied to Trump in key swing states like Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Nevada.

Shifting demographics and the recent controversy surrounding Trump have been seen as the major reason as to the changes in the electoral map. Just last month, Trump was already bridging the gap against Clinton's lead, but the leaked tapes where Trump was heard saying derogatory remarks against women really affected the popularity of the Republican nominee.

Despite the widening gap that Clinton leads against Trump, the former shouldn't be complacent in the days leading up to the election if she wants to win. The Telegraph has claimed that with Clinton's five percent lead against Trump, the odds of Clinton winning the presidency is steadily rising.