Results of a new poll administered by NYT Upshot were released. The poll asked participants from Rhode Island for whom they will vote: Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican candidate Donald Trump.
NYT Upshot poll results
The poll was conducted . A total of 0 participants responded.
Putting the results in context
As a general rule, however, don't have too much faith in the results of single polls, because they often contain large errors. Rather than relying on results from single polls, you should use combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that incorporates different methods and data.
For the following comparison, we translate Clinton's and Trump's raw poll numbers into two-party vote shares. This yields figures of 2.4% for Clinton and 0.0% for Trump. In the latest NYT Upshot poll on August 15 Clinton obtained only 2.2%, while Trump obtained 0.0%.
Results in comparison to other polls
When compared to the average results of other polls Clinton performed worse with 0.0 percentage points, while Trump did better with 0.0 percentage points. The most recent PollyVote predicts Clinton to gain 37.1% and Trump % of the two-party vote in Rhode Island.