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 responded, 63.0% said that they will vote for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, while 28.0% declared 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
As any other method, polls are subject to bias. As a result, you should not put too much trust in the results of a single poll. Rather than trusting the results from single polls, we recommend to use combined polls or, even better, a combined forecast that draws upon different methods and data.
To make the results comparable to benchmark forecasts, one can translate them into two-party vote shares. This procedure yields figures of 69.2% for Clinton and 30.8% for Trump.
Results in comparison to other polls
An average of recent polls in Maryland has Clinton at 69.0% of the two-party vote. This value is 0.2 percentage points lower than her corresponding numbers in the Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote forecast
The most recent PollyVote expects Clinton to gain 64.4% of the two-party vote in Maryland. That is, Polly's prediction is 4.8 points below her polling numbers.