Nolte: Study and Signs Tell Us Polls Might Be Missing Hidden Trump Voters

Nolte: Study and Signs Tell Us Polls Might Be Missing Hidden Trump Voters


Back in August, a study showed the “shy voter” phenomenon was real, that up to 12 percent of Republican voters said they would not share their voting preference with a pollster.

The thinking behind the “shy” or “hidden” voter phenomenon is that the polls do not accurately reflect what’s really happening out there. So on election night, when the votes are actually counted, President Donald Trump could shock the world again with a come-from-behind win. As we all know, this is what happened in 2016. Trump lost the national popular vote by only a few points, but won a bunch of states no one expected him to win, most especially state pollsters.

Bad polling? Or do Trump voters hang up on pollsters? Do they lie to pollsters?

There are all kinds of reasons to lie to pollsters. Republicans, Trump voters especially (and for good reason), despise the media. So why cooperate

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