Larry Sabato and Co. screwed up big time, totally botching their election projections.
The good professor appeared on Fox & Friends yesterday morning, confessing that "we blew it."
Watch, "Donald Trump Elected President - Larry Sabato on Polls: We Were Wrong - Fox & Friends."
And at Crystal Ball, "Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa":
We heard for months from many of you, saying that we were underestimating the size of a potential hidden Trump vote and his ability to win. We didn’t believe it, and we were wrong. The Crystal Ball is shattered. We’ll pick up the pieces starting next week as we try to unpack what happened in this election, where there was so much dramatic change from just four years ago.I'm interested in this "hidden Trump vote," which leftist outlets pooh poohed. But there must have been one, since Trump ran the table, against almost all the poll predictions.
We have a lot to learn, and we must make sure the Crystal Ball never has another year like this. This team expects more of itself, and we apologize to our readers for our errors.
But see my yesterday entry, "How Could the Polling Be So Wrong?"