When The Pollsters Get It Wrong...

9 minutes

Today is election day in the United States. The day when millions of Americans go to the Polls, and cast their vote for the Next President.

You may remember that the last time an election occurred, back in 2016 most of the Pollsters predicted the wrong outcome. These professional survey experts predicted that Hillary Clinton would be elected President. And some made that prediction with a high level of certainty. As high as 90% certainty if I remember correctly.

Now the pollsters based their prediction on a series of surveys which they performed over the weeks leading up to the election. And because of the sampling size, and interview techniques they used, they were very certain of the outcome.

The problem was, they were dead wrong.

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