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What can Canadian pollsters learn from mistakes in American presidential polling?

By Neil Moss      

'The methods they are using aren't capturing a certain segment of the population,' Abacus Data's David Coletto says of U.S. pollsters.

With around 97 per cent of the expected vote counted, U.S. president-elect Joe Biden, right, is leading U.S. President Donald Trump by 3.6 points in the popular vote as of Nov. 17. Pre-election national polls projected Mr. Biden would win by at least eight points. Photographs courtesy of Flickr/White House and Twitter/Joe Biden

As questions mount about the performance of U.S. polling in successive presidential elections, some Canadian pollsters say there is an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of American firms, while others defend the performance of their U.S. counterparts.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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