Just about everyone in politics uses them….
But as I have cautioned….
The RCP averages come from a Right leaning house ….
They are NOT entirely on the level….
RCP’s averages this cycle just haven’t been a fair average of the polling that’s out there. Instead, cut offs are fairly deliberately set to show better results for Trump.
Just go down the list of each RCP average this morning, and ask ‘are the cutoff dates consistent?’ and ‘who would benefit if the cutoff date was a day earlier.’ The answers are ‘no’ and Biden.
This has been true for a while now, but they really took it up a couple of notches over the weekend. And unfortunately it’s enough that I won’t be using the site anymore for citing polling averages.
(I advise that RCP’s polling is suspect in my sidebar for this site)
image…Real Clear Politics