Ahead of the 2020 election, Cook Political Report, a “nonpartisan” election and campaign analysis group popular among legacy media outlets, listed 27 races as “toss-ups,” meaning they were too close to predict one way or the other. Republicans won all 27.
You read that right! Among that, Republicans won all 26 "learning or likely Republican" as well as 7 of the 36 "leaning or Likely Democrat" seats in said report.
Republicans really nailed it in the "50-50" districts showing, yet again, just how wrong so so many polls were this year. Based on what we've seen pre-2016 to now, these pollsters really need to reconsider where/how they are collecting their data. They sure do get it wrong A LOT.
Hopefully, this means that we have some serious power in both the House AND the Senate. And should the worst-cause happen (Trump not officially winning his re-election bid) maybe we can still have hope that Republicans will control both sides of Congress.
According to Daily Wire:
How many state and federal races were impacted by incorrect polling that showed stronger support for Democrats than actually existed? Think of the donors who refrained from giving to a candidate because the polls indicated that the race was already over. How many candidates missed out on key endorsements or support from outside entities because they were viewed as a lost cause?
We’ll never know the answer to these questions, but what we do know is that pollsters will continue to mislead and misinform so long as they have a media willing to prop them up. It’s a cycle we’ve seen far too often: the leftist legacy media creates a narrative, then promotes polls which reinforce that narrative. When the polls turn out to be an inaccurate representation of reality — like in 2016, 2018 and 2020 — the media quickly moves on to the next news cycle, never taking responsibility or facing retribution for the error in their ways.