Many pundits were surprised by Donald Trump’s win, prompting the question, ‘How did the polls get this so wrong?’ Indeed, particularly at the state level, a number of public polls missed the final results by a wide margin.
But polls conducted for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were among the most accurate in the country. Our final polls showed Republicans winning in 30-plus competitive House races by an average of eight points. Republicans ended up winning those districts by nine points on average.
So how did we get it right when so many other highly respected pollsters got it wrong this year? CONT.
Lauren Hutchinson (NRCC), The Hill