A perfect storm of polling snafus led to the wildly-wrong predictions in surveys across the nation that Hillary Clinton would easily beat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, veteran pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax TV.
"Oversampling of Democrats is problem No. 1. No. 2 is really nobody's fault — the fact information travels so fast," Zogby, a senior partner at John Zogby Strategies, said Wednesday to Steve Malzberg on "America Talks Live."
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"[So fast] that many people will not have their minds made up until Election Day, and frankly we saw that yesterday. I knew it was going to be close, but was hesitant to call the race because we ultimately didn't know who was going to turn out to vote.
"It turns out that a lot of those folks did not turn out to vote. Record numbers for some but there was an under performance by Hillary Clinton among young people and among African Americans as well."
But Zogby — director at the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship and author of "We Are Many, We Are One: Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in 21st Century America," published by Paramount Market Publishing — said he believes the polling business is still sound despite the misfires.
"Oh, I think so with reasonable expectations," he said.
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