Results of a new poll carried out by Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland were spread. The poll asked participants from Maryland for whom they will vote: Donald·Trump or Hillary·Clinton.
Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll results
Of those who replied, 63.0% said that they intend to vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while 28.0% said that they would give their vote to businessman Donald Trump.
The poll was conducted from March 30 to April 3.
Putting the results in context
Individual polls may include large errors, which is why they should be treated with caution. Rather than trusting the results from single polls, we recommend to use combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that relies on forecasts from different methods, each of which relies on different data.
To make the results comparable to forecasts from other methods, one can convert them into shares of the two-party vote. This procedure results in figures of 69.2% for Clinton and 30.8% for Trump.
Comparison to other polls
Clinton currently runs at 69.0% of the major two-party vote according to an average of recent polls in Maryland. This value is 0.2 percentage points lower than her corresponding numbers in the Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll.
Comparison to the combined PollyVote
The most recent PollyVote expects Clinton to gain 64.5% of the two-party vote in Maryland. This means that Polly's prediction is 4.7 points below her polling numbers.