Why Did The Polls Underestimate The Trump Vote (Again)? – Cheddar Explains

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Very little was clear on Election Night 2020 except that, once again, the polls had underestimated support for Donald Trump. So what is it that makes Trump’s support so hard for pollsters to count?

Further reading:

USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/polls-biden-had-lead-over-trump-election-results-unclear-wednesday/6158248002/

Pew Research
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/08/05/key-things-to-know-about-election-polling-in-the-united-states/

Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/11/02/shy-trump-voters-myth/
Inside Elections
http://www.insideelections.com/news/article/where-do-we-go-from-here

Real Clear Politics
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_biden-6247.html

FiveThirtyEight
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-general/national/

NPR / WBUR
https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2020/08/07/the-science-of-election-polling

Wired
https://www.wired.com/story/how-wrong-were-polls-election-2020-trump-biden/

New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/04/us/politics/poll-results.html

The Economist
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/11/05/polls-and-our-forecast-model-overestimated-support-for-joe-biden (

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