NYT Upshot released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Virginia were asked for whom they will vote: Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Historically, Virginia has been a battleground state, in which no single party has had overwhelming support to secure its electoral college votes. This is the reason why forecasts in this state are of particular importance.
NYT Upshot poll results
This poll was conducted , among a random sample of 0 participants.
Putting the results in context
Individual polls often include large errors, and should be interpreted with caution. At least, one should check how a poll's results compare to benchmark forecasts.
For the following analysis, we translate Clinton's and Trump's raw poll numbers into two-party vote shares. The corresponding figures are 7.0% for Clinton and 0.0% for Trump. In the most recent NYT Upshot poll on August 15 Clinton obtained only 6.6%, while Trump obtained 0.0%.
Results in comparison to other polls
In comparison 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 48.9% and Trump % of the two-party vote in Virginia.