Pollsters want to be right, so how did they get the 2020 election so wrong? Issues with reliability and changing technology have made polling so much harder and less precise as we saw with the 2020 election. Analysis | What comes next in the process of Biden becoming presidentThe election was one thing. The electoral college is another. The Memo: In defense of the 2020 presidential pollsFirst impressions matter, and that has been bad news for opinion pollsters this year. ‘I Don’t Have a Happy Ending’: A Pollster on What Went WrongCharles Franklin runs one of the most respected polls of Wisconsin. Here’s his assessment of why his survey and others missed the mark. Analysis | It’s important to ask why 2020 polls were off. It’s more important to ask what will happen next.The lesson isn’t that we should simply give up on measuring public opinion. Opinion | 2020 Shows Why the Electoral College Is Stupid and ImmoralIt doesn’t just distort presidential elections. It infects the entire political process. Worried pollsters admit huge problemIt's searching for solutions to fundamental problems after underestimating Trump's support again. The Unexpected Benefits of Thinking for Yourself in an Age of PollingThe most important thing journalists can do as they think about covering and investigating government and politics in election years is to not assume any outcome.