Tuesday, October 25, 2016
War over Polls Intensifies!
At The Hill By Jnatha Easley --
Want a tough job? Trying being a pollster two weeks before Election Day.
Donald Trump is ripping pollsters and the media, arguing the surveys are biased against him because many include too many Democrats in their sampling surveys
Conservative news sites have pounced on Trump’s arguments, seizing on a trio of national polls that show the race between the Republican and Democrat Hillary Clinton is a toss-up.
Trump and his supporters argue that mainstream pollsters are under-sampling Republicans to account for a rise in Independents, while failing to account for an enthusiasm gap that favors Trump or the new voters he could bring into the fold.
A half-dozen pollsters interviewed by The Hill acknowledged it’s tough to do a poll on the 2016 race.