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Polling is easily gamed

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A new national poll has found that 54% of potential voters favor the mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota (a dog) over either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

The poll surveyed a spectrum of potential voters and has a statistical margin of error of -3/+3%.

The point being made here is polling is easily gamed. First, pick your goal, you want the poll to find Duke is favored above Clinton and Trump. Next, select groups that are likely to vote in line with your goal. For example, start with subscribers to the Bark, Dog Fancy and other dog-owner magazines. Then third select leading questions that direct to the desired result.

That's how you rig a poll to find that more Americans would vote for Duke than for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Read full article at 'Of Two Minds, Charles Hugh Smith’

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