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Trump Defied The Polls In 2016, And The 2020 Polls Are Almost Identical. Here’s What That Could Mean

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Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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In the weeks prior to the 2016 election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led Donald Trump in virtually every national and swing state poll. Yet in the end, Trump defied the polls and secured an electoral victory.

With only a few months left in the 2020 election campaign, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a similar lead over President Trump, according to Real Clear Politics polling. Observers may notice that Biden’s lead echoes the polling from four years ago — which didn’t turn out well for the Democrats.