How Did We Not See It Coming?
Political strategist and pollster Stanley Greenberg sets out to answer the big question: how did the pollsters get it wrong? According to the polls, Hillary Clinton was supposed to win. In his article “Why did pollsters like me fail to predict Trump’s victory?” which originally appeared in the Guardian, Greenberg lays out all the hard evidence that rightly pointed to a Clinton victory. She was ahead in the polls, especially after the convention in which she joined voices with Sanders and Warren to declare a mission to make the economy work for everyone. The future seemed clear, when suddenly it all slipped away. Was it shy Trump supporters who produced a Brexit like outcome? Or did Clinton lose her “change” platform? These questions and more are occupying the minds of many polling experts in the US, and Stanley Greenberg, political strategist and polling consultant, attempt to provide an answer.
Stanley Greenberg has served as advisor to a number of international leaders including: Vice-President Al Gore, Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bill Clinton and President Nelson Mandela.