“Trump’s Pitch Highlights that Ballots are Secret”

Political Wire highlights this aspect of a NYT report on tomorrow’s Iowa caucus. There’s no secret ballot on the Democratic side.

Why does this matter that Republican votes are secret? We’ve seen it before: people are sometimes reluctant to admit to pollsters how they plan to vote if they expect the pollsters to disapprove.  With Trump branded a racist and boor by some, this could cause people to lie to pollsters and then pollsters underestimate his support.


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