A Bit of Parsing of Political Polls
In the 2016 Election Cycle, the Republican Presidential Primary has been driven by plethora of political polls. In fact, Donald Trump regularly trumpets his lead in “all the polls”. Yet Trump was surprised when he underperformed in the Iowa Caucuses, which has prompted bizarre tangents that the Manhattan Mogul really should have won the contest.
To try to educate enthusiastic but unsophisticated political partisans, here are some things to look for when considering the merits of polls.