American Elections: Should We Burn the Polls?
— November 26, 2020
By Thomas Philippon
The first in the line of sight are the pollsters. Their predictions underestimated the performance of the Republican Party and, to a lesser extent, that of President Trump. But pollsters - like business analysts - get it wrong all the time, and a three or four point error is not much larger than the historical average for poll errors. Why is the debate so intense?
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Thomas Philippon is Max L. Heine Professor of Finance.