How the polls might be wrong (again) this year

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2022
From The Left
2022 Elections, Polls, Democratic Party
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It just seems to keep on happening — Democrats get their hopes up from rosy-looking polls, but they get a rude awakening when votes are tallied on election night.

In 2016, Trump’s win shocked the world. In 2020, a seeming Democratic romp turned into a nail-biter. And now, as the 2022 midterms are drawing nearer, polls show Democrats performing surprisingly decently — pointing toward a close election rather than the long-expected GOP wave.

Unless, of course, the polls are just underestimating Republicans again.

And lately, there’s been a debate among election analysts,...

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