Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Maryland were asked for whom they will vote: Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll results
Of those who replied, 63.0% said that they are going to vote for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, while 28.0% indicated that they would give their vote to billionaire Donald Trump.
The poll was conducted from March 30 to April 3.
Putting the results in context
Single polls should be treated with caution, since they may incorporate substantial errors. At the very least, one should examine how a poll's results compare to benchmark forecasts.
In order to make the results comparable to forecasts from benchmark 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 two-party vote according to an average of recent polls in Maryland. In comparison to her numbers in the Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll Clinton's poll average is 0.2 percentage points worse.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote prediction
The most recent PollyVote expects Clinton to gain 64.5% of the two-party vote in Maryland. This means that the PollyVote is 4.7 points below her polling numbers.