Pollsters Have As Much Credibility As The National Media

Good Grief, the Pollsters Got It Wrong

Twice they’ve predicted Democratic landslides only to look like blockheads when the votes are counted.

By James A. Baker III – Nov. 10, 2020 5:57 pm ET

Too many opinion pollsters have come to resemble Lucy in the cartoon strip “Peanuts.” Ahead of the presidential elections of 2016 and 2020, they held the political football in place to tee up certain Democratic victories. But at the last second, the ball was pulled away and the entire country landed flat on its back when the Republican candidate fared much better than expected.

It would be funny if it weren’t a sad reality that American democracy is being undermined by bad polling that consistently favors one side over the…

Republicans Make Shocking Gains in the House: Republicans defied the polls in the House and may be on track to pick up 7-12 seats.

They’ve had Mishkin on a hundred times to assure people they make these decisions super carefully, but the Fox News Decision Desk’s first projection of the night was that Democrats would add at least 5 seats to their House majority which is absolutely not going to happen.

Originally tweeted by Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) on 1, November 5, 2020.

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