Results of a new poll carried out by PPP (D) were spread. The poll asked interviewees from West Virginia for whom they will vote: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
PPP (D) poll results
Of those who replied, 30.0% said that they plan to vote for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, whereas 57.0% said that they would give their vote to billionaire Donald Trump.
The poll was conducted from April 29 to May 1 among 1201 likely voters. Considering the poll's error margin of +/-2.8 percentage points, the spread between both candidates is statistically significant.
Putting the results in context
As any other method, polls are subject to bias. Hence, don't be overly confident the results of a single poll. Instead of trusting the results from single polls, you should consult combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that uses different methods and data.
For the following analysis, we translate the candidates' raw poll numbers into two-party vote shares. The respective figures are 34.5% for Clinton and 65.5% for Trump.
Results compared to the combined PollyVote prediction
The latest PollyVote predicts Trump to gain 62.8% of the two-party vote in West Virginia. Hence, the PollyVote forecast is 2.7 points below his polling numbers. Again, a look at the poll's error margin suggests that this deviation is negligible.