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Problems with Polling After Pollsters Incorrectly Predicted a “Blue Wave”

While Democrats kept control of the U.S. House, Republicans chipped away at their majority lead. Meanwhile, control of the U.S. Senate rests in the fate of two runoff races in Georgia.

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Public confidence in polling is once again on the decline. Pollsters predicted a big blue wave in the 2020 election and while Democrats kept control of the U.S. House, Republicans chipped away at their majority lead. Meanwhile, control of the U.S. Senate rests in the fate of two runoff races in Georgia. American University Professor W. Joseph Campbell is the author of “Lost in a Gallup: Polling Failure in U.S. Elections.” Soledad O’Brien speaks with him about today’s problems with polling.