Trump win shocker shows pollsters once again misled
Once more, history has been written. Against all odds, billionaire and populist Donald Trump won the presidential election against a sober and experienced Hillary Clinton. The election result shocked many across the world. What is significant to note, however, is that the process has been free and fair. There are lessons to draw from this election. We must always keep in mind that the much-publicised political commentaries by pundits and opinion polls are not the gospel truth or a reflection of what happens on the ground. Kenyans were disappointed big time in both the 2007 and 2013 general elections. Political pundits and pollsters consistently portrayed opposition leaders Raila Odinga to be commanding an unassailable leads, only for him and his supporters to be disappointed when the results were announced. Polls didn’t hit it on the head, even their margins.
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