[Dataconomy] BigDataFr recommends: Data-as-a-Service lessons from a company that was right about Trump

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BigDataFr recommends: Data-as-a-Service lessons from a company that was right about Trump

[…] One company correctly predicted both Brexit and Trump’s victory, using data insights that most pollsters missed. This is how to make your own.

The US presidential election results sent shock waves around the world and led us to question the validity of political polls, one of the longest-standing and most prestigious data products. Those of us who watched the polls were told that Hillary Clinton was clearly in the lead. In 2016, The Huffington Post tracked 377 polls from 43 pollsters in the US through Nov. 7th, as visualized here. The model predicted that Clinton was very likely leading.

This chart, as it appeared in the Huffington Post, combines the latest opinion polls into trendlines using a poll-tracking model and was updated whenever a new poll was released.

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By Elisabeth Press
Source: dataconomy.com

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