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State Polls Fell Short in 2016. Here’s What Pollsters Learned | WSJ

In 2016, problems with state-level election polls left some voters surprised by the outcome. Since then, many pollsters have made changes in the hope of accurately capturing the mood of the country ahead of the 2020 election. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann

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    Trump: look at all those votes for ME from the nooks and crannies nobody saw before!

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    Barron Trump rolling his eyes lol at the beginning of the video 😂

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    Very informative but this info just makes me think that polls are even more likely to be inaccurate.

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    EV or not EV that is the question for my next ride

    People lie. Can’t change this. It’s our nature baked into our DNA.

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    The difference of this year to 2016 is people know how bad Trump is! Lol

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    What have we learned about voter fraud? For example: https://youtu.be/mgPJyEfG0C0

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    Trump 2020❤❤❤❤

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    No Trump voter will say the voting Trump
    Since the left is not fair

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    Polls don't vote. Polls have biases. People lie to pollsters. People refuse to talk fo pollsters. If the pollsters get it wrong again and Putin's orange poodle again draws to an inside straight, then political pollsters are finished as a profession. They can rebrand themselves as Tarot card readers or fairytale authors.

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    Pollsters did make some good adjustments after the 2016 bungle. They were accurate about the 2018 midterms.

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    isn't wsj a pollster?

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    Very interesting but I think polls will be going the way of DoDo birds.

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    Vote, vote, vote … Trump represents incompetence, lies, ignorance, racism, demagogy, cynicism, hypocrisy, populism, greed … enough! Make America great again … America of freedom, tolerance, democracy, unity …. BIDEN / HARRIS 2020 Vote, vote don't be afraid let's turn America into a blue wave of hope and freedom ..

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    instead of making a completely normal voting system.. 1 vote = 1 vote, no swing state or that bs

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    Nilesh Bhattacharya

    Trump.

    Make America fool again.😡

    Mike Pompeo . We lie, We cheat , We stolen.
    Mike Pompeo was born with lot of lies 👍.

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    The polls have this a Biden win. It has been said the polls were right (in 2016)just not read right if true when his is Biden’s win

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    Funny…at the end this video is basically saying, "we'll probably get it wrong again."

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    Fell short huh

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    Joe Biden's rally's look like funerals!
    Look at the YouTube video below to see what a real PARTY is!
    https://youtu.be/9aa3nvLNLnw

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    The Wall Street Journal, a once-great newspaper is now pathetically crawling in darkness!

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    The Wall Street Journal is now just a propaganda tool for the Democratic Elite!

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    Market dropping +800 points today is a clear indicator. Dont listen to the polls and the press, follow the money. If there is a 10% drop in the market by the end of the week it is game over Trump.

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    Julio arboleda saa

    2:55 that's simply not true. Today there are bots that autodial to celphones

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    Yee it kinda seems to me wsj has not learned its lesson from 2016. Well time to repeat it then. Cause repetition is the mother of knowledge.

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    Lee - Child of God

    A Reckoning:



    *John 3:16-17
    [16]For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    [17]For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    *1 Corinthians 15:1-4
    [1]Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
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    [23]For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    [24]Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
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    [8]Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
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    [10]Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
    *

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    Fortunately it looks like there are fewer undecided this time, because we need Biden.

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