Why the polling about Trump’s immigration crackdown is all over the place

On January 31, Reuters released a survey that said 49 percent of Americans approved of President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. Just the day before, Rasmussen, another pollster, found 57 percent of voters supported it. Then on Sunday, CBS News published a poll showing that just 45 percent of the country supported Trump’s executive order and 51 percent opposed it. That was followed by yet another poll from Morning Consult on Wednesday finding that the country approves of the order — by a wide 9-point margin. What’s going on here?

The wide range reflects what pollsters have long known — that small changes in the wording of questions can trigger big differences in survey responses. CONT.

Jeff Stein, Vox