The Harris Poll that came out today is getting a lot of attention; Harris’s headline says that 50% of U.S. adults would not vote for Hillary Clinton if she ran for President.
A huge caveat, though, is in order: while the poll’s sample size was quite large, over 2,000, it was an online poll in which people apparently answered demographic questions about themselves, and then responded to a series of questions about Hillary Clinton. Online polls in general are unreliable. Harris tried to correct for the main biases inherent in online polling by weighting for the obvious demographic factors (age, gender, income level, etc.) and adding “[p]ropensity score weighting … to adjust for respondents
Most Read on Power Line
- Should We Feel Sorry for Obama?
- The Democrats Try To Shut Their Opponents Up (Cont.)
- Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare
- Breaking: Obamacare Takes Torpedo Below the Water Line
- The Nutroots Are Worried, And We Have the Answer
- What's next after Obamacare's defeat in Halbig v. Burwell? [updated]
Subscribe to Power Line by Email
Find us on Facebook
“Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” Winston Churchill
“Proclaim Liberty throughout All the land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof.” Inscription on the Liberty Bell