One of my (many) pet peeves about political reporting in election years is how the media reports polling data.

A few years ago reporters were trained to report not just the point estimates from a poll (that is, say that Clinton leads Sanders 49% to 47%) but the so-called "margin of error (MOE)" (+-3%) and that if the margin between the candidates is less than the MOE, it is "too close to call".  That's good.

However, the press often makes the mistake of saying this also means it's a "dead heat"...
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