Pollsters Review the Tape on Trump’s Election

Donald Trump’s election shocked many across the country – but did pollsters really get it wrong? The answer is a resounding no, according to Dr. Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, and Steve Greenberg of Siena College Research Institute, two longtime polling experts who note the clear distinction between the accuracy of pre-election polls and forecasting aggregators like FiveThirtyEight that promoted a misleading narrative. The Slant podcast traveled to the Marist College campus to speak with Miringoff and Greenberg, who did some soul-searching about the results of 2016 election and what it meant for their institutions. The two also parsed some of the reasons for Trump’s victory and debunked some myths around polling.