Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Polls Lie, Trump Wins

If one listened to the polls throughout this campaign season, Trump's win was either a stunning upset or completed by way of Russian hackers.  However, consider Wisconsin, the state from which I write this blog.  Here, Trump signs outnumbered Hillary signs by an easy 10 to 1 (note, I'm not in an urban part of the state, and my commutes through it are through rural sections).  Despite this, pollsters and pundits had this state as a landslide for Hillary.

They lied.

The candidates knew the state was in play, and that's why they spent so much time and money here; media polls be damned.

So why the lie?  Was it to disenfranchise Trump supporters so that they'd stay home on election night?  Was it to make them feel like insignificant outsiders?  Perhaps we'll never know.  All we do know was that data that was being reported in no way reflected the behavior we saw on election night.

Hillary "had" a double digit poll lead two weeks ago.  This morning, she rides off into the sunset.  The pollsters, I'm sure, will keep their jobs.  Hillary?  Not so much.

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