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Polls may low-ball Trump strength

Donald Trump leads the Republican presidential field in polls of GOP voters nationally and in most early-voting states, but some surveys actually may be understating his strength. With Trump dominating political debates in both parties, gauging his true level of support has become a crucial puzzle. A new study of survey data by Morning Consult, a polling and media firm, provides one piece of the solution, although many uncertainties remain. The firm looked at an odd occurrence that has cropped up repeatedly this fall: Trump generally has done better in online polls than in surveys done by phone/Tribune News Service. More here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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