Opinion: Subjective Election Poll from Fox News May Mislead Viewers

The methodology used by Fox News for their “Power Ranking Poll” may mislead viewers in the validity of the underlining value of the poll.

Articles relating to the above-named poll do not identify the poll sample size, location of the poll, and the overall population of polling locations. This data omission may lead to an unreal representation of polling numbers for a given candidate in the upcoming midterm elections. The missing data could allow Fox News to “cherry-pick” desired data points rather than conduct and objective analysis.

The methodology taken from the below web link and image identifies three trackable data points but also identifies one additional subjective data point that influences ranking position. Before putting too much stock in the power ranking, you should consider where is the hard data and who ranks the candidates during discussions.

Fox News: Introducing Fox News Power Rankings for 2022.