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Anyone Who Asks You Why You Don’t Trust Polls . . . SHOW THEM THIS!

Posted: January 16, 2017 at 8:05 am   /   by

I was sent this video via email with the subject line “Feel good video of the year!!” And it certainly does have a bit of gloat-value to it. But what struck me in watching was just how colossally wrong the polls were.

What does this bode for the future of polling? Would the polls have been that far off if the political parties in question were reversed?

 

 

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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Anyone Who Asks You Why You Don't Trust Polls . . . SHOW THEM THIS!