Political Pollsters’ Reputation Taken to the Woodshed

In the wake of election results that defied conventional wisdom, the political polling industry has taken a reputational beating. How do pollsters move forward after their predictions were so off for the second election in a row?


Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the presidential election, analysts, commentators, and journalists of all political stripes are conceding one point: the polls were wrong.

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