Trump said the L.A.Times poll ‘did a great job. Shocking…’ Here’s what you need to know

Throughout the fall campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump and his allies loved the USC/L.A. Times “Daybreak” poll — the only major survey that consistently showed him winning.

“A couple polls got it right. I must say Los Angeles Times did a great job, shocking because, you know, they did a great job,” Trump declared in his speech Friday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists.

But did the poll get it right?

In the simplest terms, no, and after considerable analysis, the pollsters at USC have a good sense of why. CONT.

David Lauter, Los Angeles Times