2016 US State Governor Elections

By Theodore de Macedo Soares Edison Research conducted exit polls in seven of the 12 states holding elections for state governor in 2016.  In two of these states, Missouri and New Hampshire, the exit polls projected the winner to be the Democratic Party candidate but the computerized vote counts declared the Republican Party candidate the winner.  The contest in North Carolina is still undecided. The discrepancies between the exit polls and the computer based vote totals favored the Republican Continue Reading →

2016 US Senate Elections

by Theodore de Macedo Soares According to the exit polls conducted by Edison Research, the Democratic Party Senate candidates won three Senate seats that went to the Republican candidate in the computerized vote counts. With these additional seats, the Democratic Party would have regained control of the Senate—51 seats to 48 for the Republican Party and one Independent (caucuses with the Democratic Party). Edison Research conducted exit polls in only 28 states in the 2016 general elections.  Senate seats Continue Reading →

2016 Presidential Election Table

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by Theodore de Macedo Soares According to the exit polls conducted by Edison Research, Clinton won four key battleground states (NC, PA, WI, and FL) in the 2016 Presidential Election that she went on to lose in the computerized vote counts.  With these states Clinton wins the Electoral College with a count of 306 versus 232 for Trump. Clinton also won the national exit poll by 3.2% and won the national vote count by 2.1% or about three million Continue Reading →