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Americans Have Collective Amnesia Around Polling

‘Polls are not prophesies’ and other things we refuse to learn

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For many, the shock of Donald Trump’s upset victory in 2016 still hangs over this presidential election. Though polls suggest Joe Biden has a decent lead over Trump, plenty of people question whether it’s wise to listen to such forecasting in the first place. But such questions…




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