Results of a new poll conducted by PPP (D)PPP (D) were distributed. The poll asked interviewees from South Carolina for whom they will vote: Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
PPP (D)PPP (D) poll results
The poll was carried out from November 7 to November 8 among 1290 registered voters. If one takes into account the poll's error margin of +/-2.7 percentage points, the results reflect a statistical tie.
Putting the results in context
Individual polls often contain large biases, and should be treated with caution. At least, one should examine how a poll's results compare to benchmark forecasts.
To make the results comparable to forecasts from benchmark methods, one can convert them into two-party vote shares. This yields figures of 52.8% for Clinton and 0.0% for Trump. On April 26 Clinton obtained only 47.2% in the PPP (D)PPP (D) poll and Trump obtained 52.8%.
Comparison to other polls
When compared to the average results of other polls Clinton performed better with 55.0 percentage points, while Trump did worse with 55.0 percentage points. The most recent PollyVote predicts Clinton to gain 55.4% and Trump % of the two-party vote in South Carolina.