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Some Polls Are Just Bad

Yes, averaging polling results usually gives you a pretty good handle on what's happening in an election. But some polls are just bad and should probably be ignored.

By Ed Kilgore

7 in 10 Americans Now Dislike Donald Trump

The GOP nominee is even underwater with non-college-educated whites, as his unfavorability hits a record high in the latest Washington Post–ABC News poll.

By Eric Levitz

Why Bad Polls Get So Much Hype

Polling "outliers" represent random noise in the overall estimation of public opinion. But they're a bottomless crack pipe for hacks and other gabbers.

By Ed Kilgore

Everything Is Coming Up Trump

The Donald outperformed expectations on Tuesday, and now a new batch of state polls suggests he could clinch the nod before Cleveland without breaking a sweat.

By Eric Levitz