CNN dumps fave pollster

From Katherine Rodriguez at Breitbart Big Journalism:

CNN announced that after ten years, it parted ways this week with its longtime polling firm, ORC International, amid charges of fake news and faulty polls. ORC’s chief marketing officer Ana Mackay-Sim confirmed that CNN “did not renew their polling contract” with ORC International. The polling firm worked with CNN since 2006 and had continued their partnership after the 2016 presidential election until late April.

The public’s distrust of polls, in CNN’s case, may have to do with some of the final 2016 presidential election polls in some swing states being off greater than the margin of error. More.

Reality check: Lying to oneself is even riskier than lying to the public.

See also: Are polls scientific? Well, what happens when human complexity foils electoral predictions?