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Clinton holds narrow advantage in latest FOX poll

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Results of a new national poll carried out by FOX were released. The poll asked respondents for whom they will vote: Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.

FOX poll results
48

Clinton

44

Trump

Of those who replied, 48.0% said that they intend to vote for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, whereas 44.0% indicated that they would give their vote to billionaire Donald Trump.

This poll was conducted via phone from October 3 to October 6, among a random sample of 896 likely voters. If one takes into account the poll's margin of error of +/-3.3 percentage points, the results reflect a statistical tie.

Putting the results in context

Single polls can incorporate substantial biases, which is why they should be interpreted with caution. Rather than trusting the results from single polls, research in forecasting recommends to look at combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that draws upon different methods and data.

In order to make the results comparable to benchmark forecasts, you can convert them into two-party vote shares. This yields figures of 52.2% for Clinton and 47.8% for Trump. On September 29 Clinton obtained 52.7% in the FOX poll and Trump obtained only 47.3%.

Results vs. other polls

An average of recent polls sees Clinton at 52.6% of the two-party vote. This value is 0.4 percentage points higher than respective numbers in the FOX poll. This margin is within the poll's margin of error, which means that the poll is not an outlier.

Results compared to the combined PollyVote forecast

The latest PollyVote foresees Clinton to gain 52.6% of the two-party vote. That is, Polly's forecast is 0.4 points above polling numbers. The PollyVote forecast is thus in line with the poll's margin of error.

This article was automatically generated by the PollyBot, which uses algorithms developed by AX Semantics to generate text from data stored in our API. The exact dataset underlying this particular article can be found here.

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