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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:02 AM

Dem pollsters acknowledge 'major errors' in 2020 polling [View all]

Source: Politico



Five of the biggest Democratic firms have signed onto a joint statement that seeks to explain what went wrong in last year’s election.

By STEVEN SHEPARD

04/13/2021 04:31 AM EDT

A group of top Democratic Party pollsters are set to release a public statement Tuesday acknowledging “major errors” in their 2020 polling — errors that left party officials stunned by election results that failed to come close to expectations in November.

In an unusual move, five of the party’s biggest polling firms have spent the past few months working together to explore what went wrong last year and how it can be fixed. It’s part of an effort to understand why — despite data showing Joe Biden well ahead of former President Donald Trump, and Democrats poised to increase their House majority — the party won the presidency, the Senate and House by extremely narrow margins.

“Twenty-twenty was an ‘Oh, s---' moment for all of us,” said one pollster involved in the effort, who was granted anonymity to discuss the process candidly. “And I think that we all kinda quickly came to the point that we need to set our egos aside. We need to get this right."

That’s about where the answers end. The collaboration’s first public statement acknowledges that their industry “saw major errors and failed to live up to our own expectations.” But the memo also underscores the limits of the polling autopsy, noting that “no consensus on a solution has emerged.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/13/dems-polling-failure-481044

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