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Politico: The GOP Polling Debacle

by Lisa Mathias

Politico’s Alexander Burns addresses how poll results prior to the election misled Republicans’ expectations of voter turnout and election results. The WG’s David Winston gives his take on the polls:

“The results fell within the 2004 result and the 2008 result, obviously closer to 2008,” said Winston, who advises the House GOP leaders — who fared well on Tuesday. “That was clearly how everybody had been describing what the potential range was. The question is, as people were assessing their individual campaigns, whether it be the presidential or down ballot for that, was how were they working through the potential scenarios as far as what could happen.”

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