About early polling

I’ve just sent out an email to paying subscribers about 3 things you should keep in mind when it comes to early general election polling. But I wanted to make a summary of the information available to everyone because I think this is a very important issue. Here it is:

  1. The correlation between polls now and general election outcomes as historically been 0.

  2. State-level polling is probably worse than not predictive and (as I joked online) might even make you dumber?

  3. Polarization and high interest in the election might be making early polling more reliable, but we’ll have to wait to see.

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