TRS Polls Breaking the Mold.
The quest to find a truly accurate polling system continues. Week long TRS Poll begins.
In an attempt to make a more accurate polling system we are running another TRS poll. This time it will last an entire week to gather a larger pool of data. We have also made a few adjustments to the polling system to ensure accuracy.
According to a new Gallup Poll, the percentages of party affiliation has changed since the Pew Poll we referenced in the last Poll. The current percentages of the US population that belong to each affiliation is actually:
How the Poll Works
We have decided to use a simple electoral based system to represent each political affiliation fairly.
Rather than polling an equal number of Republicans and Democrats with a few Independents we are looking to poll as many people as possible. The more data the better.
This system is based on the percentages of voters that belong to each party. 1 Point goes to each party for each percent of the US voters they represent.
42 Points to Independents
16 Points to Left Leaning
14 Points to Right Leaning
12 Points to Pure Independents
29 Points to Democrats
26 Points to Republicans
These points will be divided using the percentages that go to each candidate.
EXAMPLE: If Independent votes were split then 21 points would go to each candidate.
The Independent Factor
We decided to add an extra factor to make our Independent polling more accurate. Since there are actually 3 different types of Independent voters (Left leaning, Right leaning, and true Independents) we are going to change how the polling works. Now Independents will declare if they are Right or Left leaning and that will affect the end results.
To make the polls even more accurate we will be splitting the Independents into 3 categories.
According to the same Gallup poll mentioned above Independents are divided as such:
16% Left Leaning
14% Right Leaning
12% Totally Independent
Polls are separated by political affiliation!
Republicans vote below
Democrats vote below
Left Leaning Independents vote below
Right Leaning Independents vote below
Pure Independents vote below