Lying with Statistics

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There is a new ABC/Washington Post poll bleating about how Trump’s approval numbers are “plummeting.”

It’s FAKE NEWS.

  • The poll sample was 35% Democrat vs. 23% Republican vs. 35% Independent.
  • America is currently 30% Democrat vs. 26% Republican vs. 42% Independent.

The poll over-sampled Democrats by 5 points and under-sampled Republicans by 3 points. That’s an 8 point error spread right there. Add in the 7 point under-sampling of Independents and you’ve got a poll that was designed to create a FAKE NEWS headline.

Interesting factoid: Even with this left-skewed sample, Trump scored 43% approval on the economy!

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  1. In the words of Mark Twain, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”

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