• Polls are best guesses, votes are real. Photo by Jim Young/REUTERS
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    From a media standpoint, the Election 2016 polls provided a great narrative, mathematician Ole J. Forsberg writes, but they had a margin of error, and journalists didn’t seem to understand what those words meant. Continue reading

  • Media work at the election night rally for U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 8, 2016.      REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2SOQF
    November 9, 2016  

    Pollsters, pundits and many journalists seemed confident that Hillary Clinton would clinch the win. Steve Deace of the Steve Deace Show, Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post and Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the media failed to fully grasp the dynamics that propelled Donald Trump to the White House. Continue reading

  • LONG BEACH-CA-NOVEMBER 8, 2016: Long Beach residents cast their votes at MADE in Long Beach, a shop that features products from 120+ local makers. (Photo by Christina House/Los Angeles Times Getty Images)
    November 8, 2016  

    The integrity of the election has been a major theme this election season. William Brangham speaks with Jessica Huseman of ProPublica about lines and security at the polls, what we are seeing in terms of voter intimidation, who’s allowed to talk to voters and who’s not. Continue reading

  • U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attend campaign events in Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2016 (L) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2016 in a combination of file photos.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Carlos Barria/Files - RTX2SE03
    November 7, 2016  

    The weekend before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traversed the country in a last effort to bring their messages home to voters. Polls currently show Clinton up by three to six points but also suggest Trump has made it close in a number of battleground states. John Yang follows the Clinton campaign trail and Jeffrey Brown follows the Trump campaign trail. Continue reading

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    November 7, 2016  

    On the eve of the election, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Susan Page of USA Today and Andra Gillespie of Emory University join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to discuss which states to watch, how the country’s changing demographics have played into the race, the influence of early voting and how the presidential candidates are campaigning in the last 24 hours. Continue reading

  • Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
    November 4, 2016  

    It’s the final countdown to Election Day: about 100 hours remain until the polls close. Where does the race stand now, and what is each campaign prioritizing during the home stretch? Judy Woodruff is joined by Jim Messina, CEO of The Messina Group, and Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for Bush-Cheney 2004, to discuss the latest polls, who is still undecided and the turnout variable. Continue reading

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    November 4, 2016  

    In their final Friday political analysis before the election, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Hillary Clinton’s shrinking lead, the rough language that has pervaded the campaign, the outlook for the congressional power dynamic, a year of ‘irresponsibility’ in government and prospects for filling the Supreme Court vacancy. Continue reading

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    October 31, 2016  

    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Yamiche Alcindor of the The New York Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the FBI investigation’s influence on voters how Donald Trump has made use of the news, subtle changes in Hillary Clinton’s campaign approach and how the election discourse has shifted. Continue reading

  • Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally in Lake Worth, Florida, U.S. October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2QKWU
    October 26, 2016  

    Most national and battleground-state polls show Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump. Do the “late-deciders” hold the power to swing the numbers? Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican pollster Whit Ayres join Judy Woodruff to break down those polls, what they are telling us today and what they predict for Election Day. Continue reading

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    October 24, 2016  

    With 15 days until Election Day, most polls show Hillary Clinton with a growing lead over Donald Trump, who is suggesting that the polls are rigged. Meanwhile, Clinton has shifted her campaign on focus on Senate races. Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the election countdown and how sexism has played a part in the election. Continue reading

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