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Poll Hub: Trump Putin Fallout

Do Trump supporters care about how close he appears to be with Russian President Putin?

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Following the Trump/Putin Summit and the President’s European allies trip, there has been bipartisan outrage over Trump’s friendliness towards Russia. Some have called the President’s performance traitorous, disgusting, worrisome – but there’s no evidence that Congress, led by Republicans, will actually do anything. And that’s probably smart politics on their part.

And why did 538.com’s Nate Silver describe the Axios story on their own Survey Monkey poll of battleground state Senate races in 2018 this way? The Axios treatment of this poll is basically “How to repeat all the errors the media made when covering polls in 2016, in one chart”. We’ve got a pretty good idea.

Then our Director of Data Management and Technology, Stephanie Calvano, helps us understand how pollsters get their samples – and how that can dramatically impact the quality of polls.

About Poll Hub

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, The Marist Poll. Lee Miringoff (Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of The Marist Poll), and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at The Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.

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