The Hill: Pollsters suffer huge embarrassment
Pollsters and election modelers suffered an industry-shattering embarrassment at the hands of Donald Trump on Tuesday night.
Trump had long said the polls were biased against him. His claims – dismissed and mocked by the experts – turned out to be true.
“It’s going to put the polling industry out of business,” said CNN anchor Jake Tapper. “It’s going to put the voter projection industry out of business.”
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WNU Editor: As I had stated in a post a few days ago ..... Are The U.S. Presidential Polls Right? (November 5, 2016) .... the polls were not making sense. But the two tracking polls that I always follow .... and were in complete disagreement with the main stream polls .... picked up on what was happening .... L.A. Times/USC Tracking Poll and IBD/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll.
I expect a lot commentary and analysis in the coming weeks on why did these polls not picked up what I and a few others obviously saw was the case. Bottom line .... the pollsters have taken a major hit, and in the next election cycle they have not only lost a lot of their credibility, but it is going to take a while for them to get it back.