HMMM… How Did Polls & Experts Get the 2016 Election So Wrong?



Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, appeared on “Fox & Friends” this morning to explain how pollsters’ predictions – which overwhelmingly favored Clinton – were so wrong.

“We were wrong. The entire punditry industry, the entire polling industry, the entire analyst industry – and I want to use this opportunity to take my fair share of the blame – we were wrong,” Sabato said. “We, the whole industry, have a lot to learn from this.”

He added that hundreds public and private polls had Clinton up in nearly every battleground state, but they did not account for a tremendous turnout of rural and a lower turnout of millennials and African-Americans.

“How do you capture people who maybe won’t talk to pollsters or will fib to pollsters?” Sabato said. “It’s an industry-wide failure, and we’ve got to get it fixed.”

“This is a spectacular event that we will be studying for the rest of our lives.”

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  1. David

    November 9, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Find a real job polls are bullcrap

  2. David

    November 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

    You can join the lobbyists on the unemployment line. #Drain the Swamp

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