How Did Polls & Experts Get the 2016 Election So Wrong?
Donald Trump defied the pundits and polls to defeat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election.
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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