On November 7, PPP (D) released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Maryland were asked for whom they will vote: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
PPP (D) poll results
The results show that 61.0% of interviewees said that they would give their vote to former New York Senator Hillary Clinton, while 28.0% plan to vote for billionaire Donald Trump.
The poll was conducted between April 15 and April 17. The sample size was 879 registered voters. The error margin is +/-3.3 points, which means that the levels of voter support for Trump and Clinton differ significantly.
Putting the results in context
As any other method, polls are subject to bias. Hence, one should not focus too much on the results of a single poll. Rather than trusting the results from single polls, you should rely on combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that includes 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 68.5% for Clinton and 31.5% for Trump.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote prediction
The current PollyVote predicts Clinton to gain 65.4% of the two-party vote in Maryland. This means that the PollyVote forecast is 3.1 points below her polling numbers. Again, a look at the poll's sampling error reveals that this deviation is insignificant.