Results of a new poll conducted by Wash Post/Univ. Of Maryland*Wash Post/Univ. Of Mar were released on October 10. The poll asked respondents from Maryland for whom they will vote: Donald·Trump or Hillary·Clinton.
Wash Post/Univ. Of Maryland*Wash Post/Univ. Of Mar poll results
According to the results, 63.0% of respondents would cast a ballot for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, while 0.0% are going to vote for real estate developer Donald Trump.
The poll was conducted with 0 participants.
Putting the results in context
As any other method, polls are subject to bias. Therefore, as a general rule, you should not rely too much on the results of an individual poll. Instead of trusting the results from single polls, the best practice is to consult combined polls or, even better, a combined forecast that draws upon forecasts from different methods, each of which draws upon different data.
For the following comparison, we convert Trump's and Clinton's raw poll numbers into shares of the two-party vote. This procedure results in figures of 70.0% for Clinton and 30.0% for Trump.
Comparison to other polls
Clinton can currently count on 69.4% of the major two-party vote according to an average of recent polls in Maryland. This value is 0.6 percentage points lower than her respective numbers in the Wash Post/Univ. Of Maryland*Wash Post/Univ. Of Mar poll.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote prediction
The latest PollyVote anticipates Clinton to gain 64.4% of the two-party vote in Maryland. This means that the PollyVote is 5.6 points below her polling numbers.