Top Democrat-aligned polling firms are now finally admitting to widespread inaccuracies in polling surveys conducted during the 2020 US Presidential election.
In a new memo, five of the largest Democrat polling firms admitted to a wide range of issues that caused their polling to consistently be inaccurate.
As The Hill reports:
The Democratic Party’s top pollsters acknowledged on Tuesday that they “failed to live up to” their own expectations in their polling of the 2020 elections, saying that “major errors” led them to believe that Democrats would have a better Election Day than what eventually materialized.
In a memo, five of the largest Democratic firms — ALG Research, Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, GBAO Strategies, Global Strategy Group and Normington Petts — pointed to a litany of potential issues in their polling, from failing to accurately predict who would actually turn out in the election to misreading the political attitudes of certain groups of voters…
Data collected in the weeks and months before Election Day showed President Biden well ahead of former President Trump, while House Democrats appeared to be on the precipice of expanding their majority.
But Biden’s margin of victory was far smaller than what many Democrats expected. The memo from the five pollsters noted that “thanks to the quirks of the electoral college, the difference between a new administration and four more years of Donald Trump was merely 43,000 votes cast across Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona.”