Donald Trump’s chances of winning the US presidential election soared to more than 50% Wednesday, according to a live forecast by the New York times.


His chances stood at 80%.


Trump currently leads the race in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin. He has already secured a sure victory in 15 states.


His election rival Hillary Clinton emerged victorious in 9 states.


In Florida, one of the key states with 29 election votes at stake, Trump is winning by a small margin, but the final results are yet unknown.