Polling Data Shouldn't Influence Your Vote — Here's Why

Polling Data Shouldn't Influence Your Vote — Here's Why

October 22, 2020

It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of the 2020 election. With reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and the rights of BIPOC on the line, voting is critical. Especially for Gen Z, many of whom will be voting for the first time.

Despite the uncertainty this year, polls still claim to know how the election will turn out. They say Biden leads in Arizona, but Trump leads in voter registration. Polls show Biden won the debate, then Trump claims they’re lying. Though polls can be a good way to gauge where voters stand, they are far from the end all, be all. Remember, polls from 2016 said Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in to be the forty-fifth president of the United States. And though she did win the popular vote, Trump won over critical swing states — and the presidency.

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