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5/22/2016

Washington Post: Here Is Our Latest Poll, But It Might Be A Little Bit Misleading

Filed under: General — Dana @ 11:09 am

[guest post by Dana]

From the Washington Post:

“At this point, the two candidates are in a statistical dead heat among registered voters, with Trump favored by 46 percent and Clinton favored by 44 percent. That represents an 11-point shift toward the presumptive Republican nominee since March. Among all adults, Clinton holds a six-point lead (48 percent to 42 percent), down from 18 points in March.”

Amusingly, the Washington Post also has a report at The Fix which attempts to minimize, if not dismiss, the same polling data:

As it stands, registered voters prefer Trump by a narrow two-point margin.

But that figure is probably a bit misleading. No one is actively running against Trump. Clinton is still being challenged by Bernie Sanders, whose vocal base of young voters continues to hope that he’ll defy the odds between now and the convention. Republicans who were leaning against Trump while he was still battling for the nomination have, largely, fallen in line. Democrats who don’t want to vote for Clinton haven’t.

–Dana


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