Do you trust national polls? What do they get wrong about Trump voters?
We spoke to people in Southwest Florida about whether they trust the polls, as the presidential election remained undecided Wednesday afternoon. People also shared their opinions for how they feel Trump supporters are viewed.
“I think they underestimate the appeal of Trump and what he’s doing,” Jim Kurtz said.
“A lot of people aren’t answering correctly,” Julie DeMeis said. “They haven’t heard everything.”
“Because there’s a ground swell of Trump supporters. They’re hidden,” Marty Higgins said. “Some of them are afraid to come out and say that they’re a Trump supporter.”
We shared a poll on Facebook about how people feel about the polls, and the No. 1 response was voters lie to pollsters about who they support.
“He’s kind of a jerk, you know?” DeMeis said. “But he does good.”
“Trump is just not, his personality is horrible, so you don’t want to admit you’re voting for someone like that, but you like the platform,” Kurtz said.
“Even though he doesn’t always have the mouth everybody likes, we also have to look at what he’s accomplished,” Rosalie Dembesten said.
Those who support the president’s campaign for re-election say the silent majority is real.
Julia Pledger Niedermeyer doesn’t like it.
“If you believe in someone, you should believe in someone,” Niedermeyer said.
But not everyone shows their pride.
Keep the national polls, or get rid of them?
“I think you need it,” Dembesten said. “How would you know how every citizen feels unless you have these polls?”
“It’s not over until the fat lady sings,” Hazel Kuhlman said. “So until you go in and you cast your vote and it gets counted, none of that other stuff really matters.”
“There’s no way to predict that,” Pledger said.