It's far too early for so many polls that predict the outcome of a Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton showdown this November, FiveThirtyEight
editor-in-chief Nate Silver said in an eight-part tweetstorm
Wednesday, and it will still be difficult to determine
"For [expletive] sake, America. You're going to make go on a rant about general election polls — in May?" Silver said, kicking off his series of messages on Twitter.
Further, he said that there won't be enough "rich data" to look at the nation's Electoral College for a few months, as there will not be multiple recent polls of each state until that time.
The statistician pointed out that Clinton's lead is at about six percent over Trump nationwide, but it's still too early to predict what will happen months from now.
"Trump could win," Silver said. "Also, he could lose in a landslide."
Also, there is Bernie Sanders to consider, he tweeted:
Poll results can also change when the survey uses likely or registered voters, said Silver:
The presidential race, Silver warned on Twitter, "will go through a lot of twists and turns, and polls are noisy. Don't sweat individual polls or short-term fluctuations."
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