Dewey defeats Truman

Trump Wins!’ Or AI May Have Just Had It’s Dewey Moment
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2016/10/29/trump-wins-or-ai-may-have-just-had-its-dewey-moment
Oct 29, 2016

… the digital age version of the Chicago Daily Tribune’s notorious “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline “reporting” the outcome of the 1948 presidential election.

What happened? Basically, the people sampled in the polls were not representative of the American voting public. Why not? Two factors are usually pointed out as the source of the problem. First, some of the polling data were gathered by phone and in 1948 phones were more likely to owned by …

pollsters
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