Are Presidential Polls Bullshit?

Photo by Elliott Stallion on Unsplash

Almost four years ago, the election of Donald Trump took most by surprise. Even the pessimistic prognosticators gave Trump just a 28% chance of winning. This along with the earlier Brexit vote caused a lot of teeth-gnashing among pundits. Why didn’t we see these results coming? Why were the polls so off?

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Michael Tauberg

Michael Tauberg

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Engineer in San Francisco. Interested in words, networks, and human abstractions. Opinions expressed are solely my own.