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Politico / Benjamin Toff / Oct 5
“As it turns out, it’s hard to characterize degrees of uncertainty without confusing an average reader. For example, one polling analyst I spoke with described having ‘fights with editors’ over whether a ‘2-point lead’ for one candidate constituted an actual lead, or a virtual dead heat due to normal polling error. Survey data are not newsworthy if all they ever suggest is that either candidate has a decent chance of winning.”
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