09/04/2016 at 02:58 PM | Permalink
A Visual Representation of The Trump & GOP Election Shocker(s)
The below maps of the Trump win over Hillary Clinton as reported by the New York Times as of 10:30am ET. If one counts the expected Trump electoral votes from both Arizona and Michigan, his total is 306.
At the bottom, there is a RealClearPolitics table depicting the major poll predictions that the pollsters had settled on Monday evening before the Tuesday election.
The vast majority of election "experts" predicted an easy Clinton win.
When RealClear Politics performed an average of all the state polls on election eve, the below is the the projected electoral map, which is fairly close to the actual Election outcome What this suggests is that pundits and the mainstream reliance on their given favored individual national poll was not a smart move.