Sunday, October 16, 2016

Brian Denney — Stop reading national polls, the state numbers are where it's at

Despite this, it is important to remember that elections are not about the input of the nation; they are about the outcome of a select few states. So long as California votes solidly democratic and Oklahoma solidly republican, there is no need to factor them into national calculations that skew the results towards the middle.
In this, I challenge voters to do one thing when assessing the state of the presidential race: stop reading the national polls. Such that we have a democratic process rooted in statewide results, it only seems fitting that we exclusively value statewide polls when prognosticating the state of the 2016 election.…
It's about electoral votes by state, not the country-wide popular vote.

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