New Poll Proves Polls This Early Are Mostly Unhelpful
Polls this far out aren't really indicative of how it's all going to shake out in November.By Eugene Daniels | May 18, 2016
Another day, another presidential poll. And this one has lots of people freaking out. A brand-new Fox News poll found Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton by three points, which is a statistical tie. That's a 10-point swing from the same poll last month when Clinton edged out Trump by 7 percent.
As we get closer to the actual election, we'll have polls on top of polls on top of polls. But there's one thing to keep in mind: Polls this far out aren't really indicative of how it's all going to shake out in November.
Regardless, the results feed into the narratives of both of Clinton's rivals; Bernie Sanders can use this as proof he'd make a better general election candidate than Clinton, while Trump can just tout the numbers as evidence he has more support than Clinton.