FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver Destroys OAN for Cherrypicking Polls Favorable to Trump: ‘Not How Legitimate News Organizations Behave’

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FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver ripped One American News Network for cherrypicking their presidential polls in favor of President Donald Trump after three new polls released through the organization showed Trump up in swing states.

OAN released their polls through Gravis Marketing, which FiveThirtyEight gives an average C-grade for its accuracy with a mean-reverted bias under one. Its OAN-sponsored July 1 poll has Trump leading Vice President Joe Biden by four points in Arizona, and up three points in two other swing states. OAN’s write-up also included statistics showing Americans in favor of Trump’s performance on jobs and people in Arizona strongly supporting law enforcement.

The poll also says: “Results stood in contrast with reporting
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