This is a good poll to highlight sketchy poll outcomes, and teach yourself how to spot them.
A newly released NYT/CBS National Poll (full pdf below) shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 6 points. However, the weighting is D+8 (Rep 26, Dem 34, Ind 34)
NOTE (between Q#62 and Q#63 you’ll find a “curiously unnumbered” question):
- 26% of those polled are Republican
- 34% of those polled are Democrat
- 34% of those polled are Independent
- Poll Sample D+8
The internal data does not match the state of current politics on the republican side. See Question #16 and Question #48 which are in complete conflict with each other.
Something sketchy about this poll….
…If it walks like a sketchy duck, talks like a sketchy duck etc.
Here’s the Full Poll Data: