2016 Voting Poll Data Cooked? Samual Lane October 16, 2016 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Stanford & Tilburg universities studied 2016 voters polls [October 16,2016] For years people have questioned the accuracy of vote polling data. For the most part, those who do polling have been able to rebuke such questions. While the past election cycles have been shown to be more or less accurate, this election season is rife with accusations of mishandling of voters polls and how they are conducted. In June of this year, Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Stanford University in the United States, released a study on the polling up to that point of this cycle. You can access the study here. The study is summarized with the following statements on it’s front page: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” -Abraham Lincoln “No one has yet figured out a straightforward method of ensuring that one of the most revered democratic institutions – in this case, electing a U.S. president – can be double checked for fraud, particularly when paperless evoting systems are used.” -Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American The focus of the study was on the Democratic Primary polls and how they are shown to have benefited Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. In states where paper ballot trails existed, the polls were very nearly even. When no such paper trail existed, it skewed to Clinton with around 2/3 of the vote. From that we can surmise that cronies within the Clinton camp will do a similar action with the vote between her and Mr. Trump. It is just too bad that we have anyone vying for office that finds a need to lie, cheat and try and steal an election. Yes, Mrs. Clinton, I am looking at you.