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2016 Primary Forecasts

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UPDATED 1:57 PM EDT | Jul 1, 2016

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According to our final polls-plus forecast, Bernie Sanders had a greater than 99% chance of winning the Vermont primary.

Our forecasts don’t produce a single expected vote share for each candidate, but rather generate a range of possible outcomes, shown below. The range will be wider or narrower under certain circumstances: For instance, it narrows as the election gets closer. Our estimate of each candidate’s chance of winning the state is based on these ranges.

Sanders
Clinton

Not all pollsare created equal, so our forecasts are calculated based on weighted polling averages .

The weights account for the quality of each poll based on its track record and its methodological standards. They also account for sample size and how recently it was conducted; recent polls are weighted much more heavily than older ones. Polls are also adjusted for house effects, which is a tendency to consistently show different results for a candidate than the average of other polls.

For the Vermont Democratic primary, we’ve collected two polls. Here they are, ranked by how heavily they factor in to our latest polling averages.

= new A = all adultsRV = registered votersLV = likely voters

pollstersampleweightleader
Sanders
Clinton
Feb. 14-16 Public Policy Polling693 LV
0.26
Sanders +76
86%
10%
Feb. 3-17 Castleton University344 LV
0.04
Sanders +65
78%
13%
Feb. 14-16
693 LV
Sanders +76
Sanders 86%
Clinton 10%
Feb. 3-17
344 LV
Sanders +65
Sanders 78%
Clinton 13%
*Leader or runner-up is not in the race.
If you can’t find a contest in the dropdown menu above, it’s because there hasn’t been enough polling in that state yet. We’ll add new polling averages and forecasts as soon as the data is available. Notice any bugs or missing polls? .

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