Why the polls missed in 2016: Was it shy Trump supporters after all?

December 14, 2016

Peter K. Enns, associate professor of government and executive director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, joins with colleagues Jonathon P. Schuldt, assistant professor of communication; Julius Lagodny, a PhD student in the Department of Government and Alexander Rauter, a communication major, in writing this opinion piece for the Washington Post on polling efforts in the 2016 presidential election.

"The main problem in the polls wasn’t that Trump voters didn’t take the polls in the first place," they write. "They did take the polls. They just didn’t declare their support for Trump."

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