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Post-Election Pessimism & Optimism In America


Richard’s off this week, C.R. writes:

After years of writing about many topics, including surveys and research studies, for PsychCentral.com, we’ve learned to take virtually all findings with a grain of salt. We read and reread the studies, analyze their methodology , and do a lot of extra-curricular reading on whatever the topic is. We also look for bias, even (especially) if we instinctively agree with the findings.

Now we’re thinking that political polls, too, deserve a closer look. Almost no major polls, for example, predicted the defeat of Hillary Clinton by Donald Trump.

One of the polls which did accurately predict the results of the election

 

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