Why opinion polls are BS

Are sexual harassment accusations from multiple women a deal-breaker? No, according to a plurality of Republican voters in a Quinnipiac poll out today. Forty-three percent of them said they’d still consider voting for a candidate accused of sexual harassment vs. 41% who said they wouldn’t. (Though, it’s worth noting, President Donald Trump, who faced sexual harassment allegations himself, received the votes of 88% of Republicans in November.) (From a CNN newsletter)

If the 2016 US Election didn’t give you a heads up that people lie to pollsters, this should confirm it for you. So here we see 41 percent told the pollster that they would not vote for a candidate accused of sexual harassment, yet a year earlier 88 percent voted for one who was caught on tape bragging about it.

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