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Why So Few Thought Trump Would Win

MIN READDec 7, 2016 | 08:00 GMT

The recent U.S. presidential election was not about some old debate between the right and left that, today, is as irrelevant as theological debates about the divine right of kings.

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This column is not about why Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, but why neither the polls nor the pundits saw it coming. Following on David Judson's latest column, with which I wholly agree, this column is about ignorance, misperceptions and mistakes. Why did so many get it so wrong?...

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