Polls Gave Mistaken Impression of U.S. Senate Races

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On the Point commentary by Greg C. Truax

As I earlier noted,  President Trump  outperformed the pre-election polling numbers in his uncessful re-election bid, but polling mistakes also held true in key U.S. Senate races.

The polls before Election Day had Maine incumbent Republican Senator Susan Collins down by an average of 5.5 points.

But the Senator was re-elected —  by almost 9 points.

The polls this election cycle also often gave us  a mistaken impression of Senate races in South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa and Montana – contests won by Republicans.

In Florida, the polls for president mostly showed a win by Joe Biden, now the president-elect, but President Trump won the Sunshine State by a larger margin than last time.

The state polls often said one thing — but  voters on Election Day had a different opinion.  

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Greg C. Truax is a documentary filmmaker and publisher of AliveTampaBay. His On the Point commentaries air weekly on WHBO 1140 AM.

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