0ptimus Poll: Tech companies may have a public-image issue in political battleground states

Presidential candidates obsess every four years over swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania, where undecided voters can make or break their campaigns. For tech companies like Airbnb, Facebook and Uber, those states appear to be proving just as tough — and critical — to make a dent politically. In a poll conducted at the...

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0ptimus Poll: Most Republicans think Trump lies or exaggerates

A majority of Republicans (68.7%) surveyed in Trump Country (Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania) think the president exaggerates or intentionally lies — but they don’t care. It’s a sign of Trump’s durability with his base, and an intriguing finding of a research project (3,491 likely midterm voters, interviewed by interactive robocall) by the Firehouse...

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Wall Street’s biggest investors have their own expensive election polls that the public rarely sees

The US presidential election is turning into a nail-biter as public polls show Hillary Clinton’s lead has slowly eroded over Donald Trump. But suppose you had a way of knowing that the election outcome isn’t as uncertain as it might seem. Some of the world’s biggest investors do have a way. Unwilling to rely on public...

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