How Did Pollsters Get November Election So Wrong?

Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:29pm
Updated: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:34pm

We’re more than five months past November’s election results — some of which surprised a lot of observers.

That was especially the case with the presidential race, where Donald Trump handily won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. The surprise was related to the fact that most pollsters were preparing us for a very different outcome.

How did so many get it so wrong?

To learn more, we spoke with Thom Reilly, director of the Morrison Institute at ASU.

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