Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Rigging found in CNN Poll, Trump and Clinton neck-and-neck

Samuel Maxime


ATLANTA, Georgia, US (sentinel.ht) – CNN issued its national poll on Monday and, if taken with the ABC poll from a day earlier, would appear Hillary Clinton has lost 7% support in just one day. But a deeper look into the numbers shows that in actuality both polls, as well as others, are rigged to the advantage of the Democratic candidate.

All the Sunday news shows cited the ABC poll but did not disclose that the sample had 5% points more Democrats than actual. It underpolled Republicans by 2% and 9% points respectively. A wilder poll taken in Arizona, which prompted headlines from the Washington Post and New York Times, purporting the state “in play”, had doubled the percentage of Democrats in the reliably red state.

The skew in CNN’s poll was more moderate than the aforementioned polls. CNN oversampled Democrats by 2-percentage points and undersample Republicans by 2-percentage points. It maintained the correct sampling of Independents but the variance in the other two party IDs resulted in a 4-percentage point swing.

The race for the U.S. presidency should be a 1% edge for Hillary Clinton by CNN’s poll; well within the margin of error.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.