Byron York: What We Don’t Know About Super Tuesday
The following is a piece written by Byron York for The Washington Examiner. He brings up some very valid points regarding Super Tuesday. The polls that have been taken in the states that will be casting their votes for the nomination of a presidential candidate are a little outdated and possibly inaccurate leading up to voting day. What do you think, does he have some valid points?
As Written By Byron York, The Washington Examiner:
It’s commonplace to declare Donald Trump the front-runner in all or nearly all of the Super Tuesday states. But we don’t really know that. The polling from many of those states is scant, out of date, or nonexistent, making it impossible to say with any certainty who is leading.
The Super Tuesday states are Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Vermont, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Alaska. In only two of them, Alabama and Massachusetts, do we have even one poll done even partially after last Thursday’s debate. And in some states, the polling is much, much older.
Take Arkansas, where Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz will all campaign in the final days before Super Tuesday. The RealClearPolitics poll monitor shows two polls from Arkansas — one from early February, with Cruz leading, and one from last August, with Trump in front. Who’s leading in Arkansas today? Who knows?
Or Tennessee. RealClearPolitics has two polls from there — one from last November, with Trump up by four, and one from last August, with Trump up by 20.