WSB-TV/LandmarkWSB-TV released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Georgia were asked for whom they will vote: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
WSB-TV/LandmarkWSB-TV poll results
The results show that real estate developer Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have equal levels of support, each with 45.0% of the vote.
The poll was conducted from July 31 to July 31 with 787 likely voters. There is a sampling error of +/-4.0 percentage points. Considering this error margin, the race is currently a statistical tie.
Putting the results in context
Individual polls should be treated with caution, because they may incorporate large biases. Instead of trusting the results from single polls, one should use combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that incorporates forecasts from different methods, each of which draws upon different data.
For the following analysis, we convert Trump's and Clinton's raw poll numbers into shares of the two-party vote. The results of the actual poll mean 50.0 % for Clinton and 50.0 % for Trump concerning the two-party vote share.
Comparison to other polls
When compared to the average results of other polls Clinton performed better with 1.4 percentage points, while Trump did worse with 1.4 percentage points.
The poll in comparison with PollyVote's prediction
The most recent PollyVote predicts Clinton to gain 47.4% and Trump 52.6% of the two-party vote in Georgia. Clinton has 2.6 percentage points more and Trump has 2.6 percentage points less when the results of the poll are compared to the combined PollyVote forecast for Georgia. The PollyVote forecast is therefore outside the poll's margin of error.