Massachusetts: Dead heat between Clinton and Trump in new NYT Upshot poll
NYT Upshot released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Massachusetts were asked for whom they will vote: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
NYT Upshot poll results
The poll was conducted with 0 participants.
Putting the results in context
As any other method, polls are subject to bias. Hence, a good strategy is to not rely too much on the results of an individual poll. Rather, one should examine how a poll's results compare to benchmark forecasts.
For the following comparison, we convert the candidates' raw poll numbers into two-party vote shares. This yields figures of 1.6% for Clinton and 0.0% for Trump. On August 15 Clinton obtained only 1.5% in the NYT Upshot poll and Trump obtained 0.0%.
Results vs. 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 35.6% and Trump % of the two-party vote in Massachusetts.