Fox News host Megyn Kelly gave a harsh assessment of the performance of pre-election polling during the network’s Election Night coverage, saying if early trends held up, it would mean the effective end to the polling industry.
Fellow Fox host Tucker Carlson called the extremely close race a rebuke to prognosticators everywhere, who saw the race as a blowout of Donald Trump. “This not what we expected at all,” he said.
Kelly agreed. “If these states wind up going Trump, these swing states we’re still waiting on, a significant number of them, you tell me whether the polling industry is effectively done, they are over,” she said. “Because they did not predict that at all!”
“If there’s a Trump victory tonight, the pollsters are dead wrong,” Kelly said. “Their predictions weren’t worth the paper they were printed on.”
“We are talking about the reality right now, which is this race is much tighter than people thought it would be,” she concluded.
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