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National Polls Don’t Mean Much. Here’s Why

National Polls Don’t Mean Much. Here’s Why

  By Thomas L. Knapp “Here we go with the Fake Polls,” President Donald Trump tweeted on July 15.  “Just like what happened with the Election against Crooked Hillary Clinton.” He’s complaining about several polls that show him losing the national popular vote to various Democratic presidential aspirants, in some cases by double digits. He […]

Do Polls Report Opinion – Or Shape it?

Do Polls Report Opinion – Or Shape it?

by Phil Erwin  The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll ostensibly “proves” Americans think the meeting between Trump campaign principals and a Russian “agent” was “inappropriate.” Not coincidentally, that same poll reports President Trump’s approval rating has dropped to a record low 36%. But what does such mathematical “disapproval” really tell us? To begin with: The […]