Landmark CommunicationsLandmark Communications published the results of a new poll. In this poll, participants from Georgia were asked for whom they will vote: Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.
Landmark CommunicationsLandmark Communications poll results
According to the results, 42.0% of interviewees are going to give their vote to former First Lady Hillary Clinton, whereas 48.0% are going to give their vote to real estate developer Donald Trump.
The poll was carried out between October 11 and October 12. The sample size was 1400 likely voters. Taking into account the poll's sampling error of +/-2.7 percentage points, the spread in voter support is statistically significant.
Putting the results in context
Single polls should be treated with caution, as they often contain substantial biases. Rather than relying on results from single polls, the best practice scientific advice is to consult combined polls or, even better, a combined forecast that draws upon different methods and data.
For the following analysis, we translate the candidates' raw poll numbers into shares of the two-party vote. This procedure yields values of 46.7% for Clinton and 53.3% for Trump.
Results compared to other polls
An average of recent polls in Georgia sees Trump at 53.0% of the two-party vote. This value is 0.3 percentage points lower than his corresponding numbers in the Landmark CommunicationsLandmark Communications poll. This deviation is within the poll's sampling error, which suggests that the poll is not an outlier. The current PollyVote foresees Trump to gain 53.3% of the two-party vote in Georgia.