Akron, OH – The We the People Convention today announced the results of a two part Ohio poll of likely voters. The poll was intended to determine voter preferences in the presidential election prior to the debate on Sunday, October 9, 2016, but after the Trump tapes and the WikiLeaks emails were leaked on Friday, October 7, 1016, and then after the debate was over.
Part one, the original poll conducted on Saturday, October 8, 2016 of 1,539 Ohio voters showed that Donald Trump was winning Ohio by 6.67%, preferred by 46.34% of voters versus Hillary Clinton’s 39.67%.
In this poll, 91% of respondents indicted that they were aware of the contents of the Trump audio tape that was released the day before the poll.
While only 66% of the respondents were aware of the comments made by Clinton to bankers in the email released that same day. A strong 75% of the respondents said that they expected to watch the presidential debate the next day.
Part 2, the second poll was then conducted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 of the previous polls respondents to see if they had changed their position after the debate. Of the original 1,539 respondents, 473 took the second poll. The results were that Donald Trump has gained 4% and Hillary Clinton had lost 1% of their support after the debate. A total of 50.22% supported Trump in the second poll while 38.47% said they supported Clinton. That gave Trump a lead of 11.75% post debate.
The first poll was conducted on Saturday, October 8, 2016 between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM EDT. Calls were placed to 45,105 randomly selected voters from our data base of 4.5 million current land line phone numbers in Ohio. Of those called, 1,539 respondents completed the survey, a 3.4% response rate. The poll has a margin of error of ± 2.46% at the 95% confidence level. Of the respondents surveyed, 38.46% vote Democrat and 38.67% vote Republican and 52% were women and 48% men. Results were gathered from 87 of the 88 Counties in Ohio. Every age group from 21 year olds to 90 year olds were surveyed.
The followup poll was conducted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, between 6:30 and 7:00 PM EDT. Calls were placed to 1,539 respondents to a previous poll conducted on October 8, 2016. A total of 473 took this followup poll, which is 30.07%. The poll has a margin of error of ± 3.75% at the 95% confidence level. Of the respondents to the followup poll, 36.78% vote Democrat and 39.11% vote Republican. 51.79% were women and 48.21% men. Results were gathered from 86 of the 88 Counties in Ohio. Every age group from 21 year olds to 90 year olds were surveyed.
The poll was conducted by TRZ Communications Services, Inc., a private communications company, located in Akron, OH that is majority owned by Tom Zawistowski, who is also the Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, and President of the We the People Convention and Ohio Citizens PAC. Zawistowski is one of fourteen founding members of the Tea Party for Trump Project. PDF’s of the poll results can be downloaded from the group’s website at www.WethePeopleConvention.org.