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Lies, damned lies, and horserace polling: Why some surveys are misleading




Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the I-X Center Saturday on March 12, 2016, in Cleveland.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the I-X Center Saturday on March 12, 2016, in Cleveland.
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Two different polls out this past weekend are giving the presidential campaigns a glimpse into the minds of voters, post-convention.

A CNN poll shows Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by about ten percentage points. 

Meanwhile, a joint poll from the Washington Post and ABC shows Clinton widened her lead by eight points. 

But what do all of the recent polls mean? And what impact could that have on this election cycle? 

For answers , Take Two spoke to David Dutwin. He's the executive VP and chief methodologist at research firm SSRS. They do polling for — among others — CBS, New York Times and Pew Research Center.

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview.