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Study: Despite Trump’s win, polling is a strong elections predictor globally

A new study out by NetSI professor David Lazer found that national election polls remain a strong indicator of election outcomes. The researchers’ statistical models, which leaned heavily on late polling data and current economic conditions, correctly predicted up to 90 percent of such direct executive elections. 

The findings will be published Friday in the journal Science, and have been featured in News@Northeastern.

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