Comment: There's a difference between percentage and raw votes.

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There's a difference between percentage and raw votes.

A percentage is in fact a statistic of the number of votes received over the total votes placed. I have not seen anyone claim there was a margin of error, the claim is that less than 1% difference is statistically insignificant and a tie.

To say it another way, percentage wise the poll was very near a tie.

A few seem to have trouble with grasping that, so you're not alone.