US elec­tion re­sult shows poll­sters lie, or also get it wrong

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Just be­fore elec­tion night, the ma­jor­ity, if not all, of opin­ion poll­sters in the US pre­dicted a win for Hil­lary Clin­ton in the hotly con­tested poll. The Stan­dard news­pa­per splashed a photo of her cap­tioned, “On the verge of his­tory”. Many other me­dia houses, pun­dits and mag­a­zines thought she’d be­come the first US fe­male Pres­i­dent. In­de­pen­dent sur­veys by the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and lo­cal net­works gave her a min­i­mum of 3-5 per cen­tum chances of win­ning over Don­ald Trump. This shows poll­sters get it wrong, or some­times lie.


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