University of Texas at Dallas

What went wrong in this year's presidential polls?

Donald Trump's victory came as a surprise to many Americans, the nation's pollsters most of all.

Heading into Election Day, most national surveys overstated what will likely be a narrow popular vote advantage for Hillary Clinton and led many to believe she was a shoo-in to win the Electoral College.

"The polls clearly got it wrong this time," the American Association for Public Opinion Research said Wednesday in a statement. The association traditionally assesses the state of public polling after each election cycle, and already has a committee in place to do so again this year.

"I think it was an important polling miss. It would really be glossing over...

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