Results of a new poll administered by NYT Upshot were distributed. The poll asked participants from North Carolina for whom they will vote: Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
NYT Upshot poll results
The poll was carried out with 0 participants.
Putting the results in context
Individual polls can contain substantial errors, which is why they should be treated with caution. Rather than trusting the results from single polls, the best practice is to consult combined polls or, even better, a combined forecast that incorporates forecasts from different methods, each of which draws upon different data.
For the following comparison, we translate Trump's and Clinton's raw poll numbers into shares of the two-party vote. This yields figures of 25.8% for Clinton and 0.0% for Trump. In the most recent NYT Upshot poll on August 15 Clinton obtained only 25.2%, while Trump obtained 0.0%.
Results compared 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 50.5% and Trump % of the two-party vote in North Carolina.