Landmark CommunicationsLandmark Communications released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Georgia were asked for whom they will vote: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Landmark CommunicationsLandmark Communications poll results
The results show that 42.0% of interviewees plan to cast a ballot for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, while 48.0% plan to vote for real estate developer Donald Trump.
The poll was conducted from October 11 to October 12. A total of 1400 likely voters responded. The error margin is +/-2.7 points, which means that the poll results for the Republican and the Democratic candidate differ significantly.
Putting the results in context
In general, however, a good strategy is to not have too much faith in the results of single polls, since they may contain large errors. Rather than relying on results from single polls, the best practice scientific advice is to look at combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that relies on different methods and data.
For the following comparison, we translate Clinton's and Trump's raw poll numbers into two-party vote shares. The resulting figures are 46.7% for Clinton and 53.3% for Trump.
Results in comparison to other polls
Trump can currently count on 53.0% of the two-party vote in an average of recent polls in Georgia. This value is 0.3 percentage points lower than his corresponding numbers in the Landmark CommunicationsLandmark Communications poll. This margin is within the poll's sampling error, which means that the poll is not an outlier. The current PollyVote expects Trump to gain 53.3% of the two-party vote in Georgia.