Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Trump Ahead (unscientifically)

A survey of military personnel sponsored by Military Times finds Donald Trump far ahead of Hillary Clinton.

Most important to note, this is an unscientific poll. The Times even admits as much by saying "the survey, while not a scientific poll," blah blah blah. The sample was of 951 active duty troops but it's a subscriber survey, which is about as biased a sample as you can generate without purposively trying to bias a sample. I point it out here not to say this poll matters. It doesn't. Instead I point it out as an example of bad polling, but at least they make it clear in the text that it's unscientific. That's something.

Also keep in mind the GOP candidate always does better than the Democratic candidate.

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