Almost all opinion polls in the U.S. predicted a blue wave in favour of Democrats on Nov. 3. Some gave Joe Biden an almost 10 point advantage. How did they get it so wrong? Why were American TV channels, including Fox News, so shocked to see the strong showing by Trump?
We talked to John Doyle, The Globe and Mail’s TV critic since 2000, about the failure of many polls, and the inability of American cable TV channels to understand the political undercurrent.