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September 29, 2016
Shakespeare would say today: First kill all the snap polls!
On Monday night, I saw a message on social media that Univision's poll had Clinton beating Trump, 9-1! It naturally created a little excitement, specially among those who were probably clicking the website saying Clinton had destroyed Trump. I reminded the people in the chat that Univision's numbers had two problems: it was not scientific or a real poll, and it did not even reflect Mr. Trump's standing with Hispanics. At one point, I just turned off the politics and went to the MLB channel to catch up with the pennant races. At least, they weren't running instant polls on whether the Blue Jays would beat the Orioles for the #1 wild card seed. Put me down as someone who does not like snap polls. They mean nothing and end up creating confusion about the state of the race. To be fair, most of the snap polls actually had Trump winning. Even the CNN poll (Clinton 62-27 over Trump) had so many...(Read Full Post)