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Date Posted: 17:35:25 11/14/16 Mon
Author: :-)
Subject: We don't know this for a fact (that people kept quiet in the polls) it could be that polls were badly done and/or inaccurate, and/or overstated - more
In reply to: More 's message, "People kept quiet when being polled. Trump voters were more honest with their voting intentions when talking to a robot than a human on the phone." on 09:55:25 11/14/16 Mon

Polling is a very in-exact science. For example, I was not called one single time for a political poll in the 18 months of this election. As registered "unaffiliated" voter I'd be their prime demographic. I also heard a report that said that many polls were in fact close to or within the margin of error though that was not reported along with the results, giving a misleading picture.

There's a great "On The Media" episode about the election industrial complex which perpetuates things like polls and political ads which in actual fact have very little, if any, bearing on the reality of an election. They do line the pockets of pollsters, campaign managers, and media outlets though and so they persist.

Here's the piece - it's really interesting
http://www.wnyc.org/story/election-industrial-complex/

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