May 24, 2018

Trumpers and the Polls

Posted by Adam Graham in : Politics

I received an email newsletter complaining that the media isn’t reporting the Democrats’ polling collapse. This came from a pro-Trump source and that caused me to ponder that we’ve been told to ignore the polls by these folks because all the polls are fake news meant to make Trump look bad.  But right now, the polls look bad for the Democrats, so the poll aren’t fake.

Truth is that while there are junk polls, and some with bad sampling, most pollsters try to get an accurate picture of the race. Pollsters have made errors in the 2017 elections and it’s worth noting, that both in the Virginia Gubernatorial race and the Alabama Senate race, the Real Clear Politics average was off 3-5%…in favor of Republicans. So much for conspiracies.

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