Aug 14 2016
Despite a majority of opinion polls suddenly showing the 2016 presidential election going to Democrat Hillary Clinton, a smartphone app developer says his data indicate that challenger Donald Trump will be the victor.
USA Today Media like to run with polls based on less than two thousand people which say Hillary is winning. But how about if we poll 100,000 people, does Hillary Clinton win then? Not at all says a smartphone app developer. Their results reveal the opposite is true. When more people are polled the data shows that Donald Trump will be the victor.
“Based on the stats we see, he looks strong,” says Ric Militi, co-founder of the San Diego based Zip question and answer app. His app poses questions and polls responses based on an average of 100,000 daily users. “I go with Trump, based on what we see.”
The reason these results are so different? “The polling is 100% anonymous,” Militi says. “People feel comfortable answering questions without fear of being bullied or being called a racist. People can express themselves safely, and you get a pure answer.”
“New polls suggest Trump is getting crushed by Clinton. Do they reflect how you are going to vote?” Some 64% told Zip they would vote for Trump, compared to 36% for Clinton.
Even the liberal state of California, when Zip polled “California, who you voting for?” Trump got 55%, compared to 45% for bobblehead Clinton.
Militi insists his replies are a cross-section of voters in age, gender and geography. “These are the same results we saw when he (Trump) was in the primaries,” he says. He contends that most media polls are just flat-out wrong and that smartphone answers are the future.