Sunday, August 14, 2016


A smartphone app developer claims that his data suggests Donald Trump could win the 2016 presidential election, despite a majority of opinion polls pointing at rival Hillary Clinton as the winner.
Ric Militi, co-founder of San Diego-based Crazy Raccoons, claims data from his app, Zip Question and Answer, points to Trump as the clear winner.
His app poses poll-based questions and reveals the responses to its on-average 100,000 daily users.

According to RealClearPolitics average of opinion polls, which are performed by calling people and answering online questionnaires, Clinton is ahead at 47.8 percent, with Trump only having 41.0 per cent of voter support.
But Zip's results are different because they focus on the 'conversation' instead of just the polls

'We're not a poll. We're a conversation, and 100% anonymous,' Militi told USA Today. 'People feel comfortable answering questions without fear of being bullied or being called a racist. People can express themselves safely, and you get a pure answer.'
Militi and his app co-founder Alanna Markey launched Zip in February,

The app tells customers that it 'resolves debates and sparks conversations' and suggests that people use it to 'settle bets, win arguments, find a pick-up line and earn bragging rights'.
Questions range from asking people their opinion on presidential candidates to how people think outside factors are affecting the election.
Users can pose and answer questions and see results from a cross-section of demographics and geography instantly.
Militi says that though it appears the majority of users are Trump supporters, he has seen a cross-section of age, gender and geography.
'These are the same results we saw when [Trump] was in the primaries,' he told USA Today, insisting that media polls are wrong.

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