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Tovey: There are lies, damn lies and statistics!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 10, 2020 at 07:06

May be the least questioned finding in this election: Why all polls were just not correct? Up until the eve of the election we were told that 52% will vote for Biden v 42% that will vote for Trump. However, the election results revealed that this was far from the truth. There was only a difference of 2-3% same as in 2016 between Biden and Trump and Clinton and Trump!

How can one explain this glaring failure of the polls in predicting the outcome of the election?

1. Could it be poor/flawed methodologies of polling?

2. Could it be the science of polling is not perfect?

3. Could it be that those polling are a bunch of liars?

4. Could it be that those being polled were not telling the truth?

The consequences of this failure are enormous

Again Benjamin Disraeli was correct and did this flawed results affected the outcome of the election. We all have to wonder.

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