Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Maryland were asked for whom they will vote: Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll results
According to the results, 63.0% of respondents are going to give their vote to former First Lady Hillary Clinton, while 28.0% would vote for billionaire Donald Trump.
The poll was carried out from March 30 to April 3.
Putting the results in context
As any other method, polls are subject to bias. As a result, don't put too much trust in the results of a single poll. Instead of trusting the results from single polls, research in forecasting recommends to rely on combined polls or, even better, a combined forecast that includes forecasts from different methods, each of which draws upon different data.
For the following analysis, we convert the candidates' raw poll numbers into shares of the two-party vote. The resulting figures are 69.2% for Clinton and 30.8% for Trump.
Comparison to other polls
An average of recent polls in Maryland has Clinton at 69.0% of the two-party vote. In comparison to her numbers in the Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll Clinton's poll average is 0.2 percentage points lower.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote prediction
The most recent PollyVote forecasts Clinton to gain 64.5% of the two-party vote in Maryland. That is, the PollyVote is 4.7 points below her polling numbers.