Clinton with a 5-point lead in latest polls, votes in New York

Hillary Clinton, who is trying to become the first woman elected to the White House, has a 5 percentage point lead over Donald Trump in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll.

CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (RESTRICTED POOL) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has a 5 percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump in most national polls, cast her ballot in Chappaqua, New York on Tuesday (November 8).

Clinton, who is trying to become the first woman elected to the White House, voted at Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School.

Millions of Americans are expected to cast their ballots in a race which centered largely on the character of the candidates, Clinton, 69, a former secretary of state and first lady, and Trump, 70, a New York businessman,

The Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump, seeing her on track to win 303 Electoral College votes out of the 270 needed, to Trump’s 235.

Surveys show a tight race in Michigan, which Democrats have long counted on winning. Pennsylvania, another vote-rich state, was also seen as fertile ground by both camps in the closing hours of their campaigns. Races in the hotly contested states of Florida and North Carolina were shifting, however, from favoring Clinton to being too close to call.

Trump is expected to vote in Manhattan. Both Clinton and Trump will hold victory rallies about a mile apart in the evening in New York City.