When it comes to Trump voters, why do pollsters get it so wrong?

Comment: US pundits are finally realising they should stop wasting time tutting over the president’s rallies and try to understand his huge appeal

8th November, 2020
When it comes to Trump voters, why do pollsters get it so wrong?
Supporters of Donald Trump protest last week: a much greater effort is needed to understand his appeal to American voters

Donald Trump entered the US presidential election having overseen record economic growth in the US during the third quarter of this year that regained much of the ground lost during the pandemic.

Prior to Covid-19, he had overseen record highs in the stock markets, the lowest unemployment figures in over 50 years, and the largest fall in poverty in over 50 years, including record-low poverty rates for blacks and Hispanics. He should have been unassailable.

Against that,...

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