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Trump Is Polling Terribly. History Shows That May Not Matter

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Hayden Daniel Deputy & Opinion Editor
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President Donald Trump’s polling numbers ahead of the November election have consistently lagged behind presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but the numbers being touted today by the president’s opponents may not mean much on Election Day.

From Harry Truman’s surprise victory in 1948 to George H.W. Bush’s comeback in 1988 to Trump’s own victory in 2016, polls have often been wrong about who will ultimately take the White House.