How Donald Trump broke politics

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Whether President Donald Trump wins or loses a second term, Tuesday's election proved something beyond the shadow of a doubt: the way we poll, analyze and predict election outcomes is broken.

In his latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how the traditional political forecasts didn't accurately measure Trump.

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100 Comments on "How Donald Trump broke politics"

  1. Hey, Chris here. How closely did you follow the polls before the election?

    • I was interested in the pre-election national polls/data as a curiosity but I knew better to not trust that data ever. It’s very clear that the sample set for most political polling is not representative of the diverse groups existing within that population. There are some real challenges in getting that right.

    • I bought in to Allan Lichtman, not the polls. The Dems need to work with this guy! Genius.

    • Charis Perissos | November 5, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      @R Mcdud The Republicans will hold the Senate. First time since 1884 that a Democrat President will enter office without control of both branches of government. Socialist policy from the House will die at the Senate. Unconstitutional Executive orders will die at the Supreme Court. It will be a lame duck presidency until 2022 to which the house will likely flip to Republican as it has done just about every time since 1940. No packing the courts, no statehood for DC or Puerto Rico, No naturalization of 20 Million illegal aliens. Dead in the water and now a changing base to witch Trump boosted Latino vote to 35% and Black vote to 17%(20% is all that’s needed to end Democrats winning the majority of elections). In my state he flipped 8 predominately Latino counties, including one that Hillary won by 79%. No more identity politics for you 🤣😂🤣😂 And all you idiots could focus on is Trump 🤣 And to top it off you had significant losses in the state legislative positions, in a redistricting year that will affect policies and elections for the next 10 years. It just gets better and better 😂😁

    • I have been skeptical of them since 2016; probably for the rest of my life.

    • @Cuckpiro nope thats the sound of us cleaning our 💪

  2. Nope.

    Trump is broke… financially and morally.

  3. Kathleen Donahue | November 5, 2020 at 10:20 AM | Reply

    I can’t stand Trump but I actually like that he has exposed how broken our country is.

  4. I love that Tribe shirt

  5. Invoke the 25th Amendment. | November 5, 2020 at 10:29 AM | Reply

    Trump didn’t break politics, his enablers, the GOP in government, encouraged him by doing nothing.

  6. The curtain has been pulled back on the all-powerful wizard of oz.

    • @Franken Yankin trump has been in the spot light since the early 80s……hes not going anywhere.

    • Anthony S2K04 you lost girl. Go cry somewhere else.

    • @Sina Bagheri Sarvestani they have the right to see the process and they are not allowing that they also had a court order to go in at arizona and still denied its very strange and odd.

    • @Harold Moore
      Sounds and apparent you all feel your losing and the Democrat communist party corruption is evident and on the forefront of every American citizen. Get ready to crawl back under your dark rock for 50 or more years. Democrats should be ashamed. But for the good of our country, nation and world the minions of SATAN are exposed. Knowing your enemy gains advantage. Maybe you cant comprehend?

    • https://youtu.be/xR3ksyZ9dBI Covid steals Trump victory,, who ever wins, please God help us to over come all the hurdle

  7. AfricanBigFoot | November 5, 2020 at 10:31 AM | Reply

    Anybody else here take a moment to just appreciate the A Tribe Called Quest shirt?

  8. Guy in the Sky | November 5, 2020 at 10:37 AM | Reply

    In Arizona the Trumpers are outside the processing center chanting, “Count those votes!”

    In Georgia the Trumpers were chanting, “Stop the count!”

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯ You can’t make this up.

    • @Joseph Perez conspiracies? Biden confused his own father’s name, he couldn’t remember Obama’s name and shouted help during debates. I Hope the civil unrest make you smarter or wipe you out of existence, either way win win. Oh one more thing, I’ve noticed that democrats say America is a laughing stock for the world, yeah but not what you’re thinking. Good luck from Europe.

    • 11/4/2020 LOS ANGELES HARVESTING MAIL IN BALLOTS AFTER THEY CALLED CALIFORNIA FOR BIDEN
      TAKE A LOOK FOLKS – GET A TASTE OF DEMOCRAT RUN STATES.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEYiKnXJgR0

    • Count votes that came in after the deadline? I understand why they would state to stop…

    • @Rich Hich

      40 years have never seen what happened.

    • Back in august USPS union worker endorsed Biden saying our survival depends on it….USPS loses 300 000 ballots and all return ballots have D or R on the envelope so they know who voted for who. Even if the election isn’t a fraud that should investigated….and it shows maturity from the right. If Trump loses he sues and fight for his voters where if Biden loses the left will riot and fight on behalf of their leader Biden. No one has been able to rebuttal this yet lol probably because I’m right and staying silent is a good move

  9. This is the most depressing election of all time.

    • We won’t be remembering that way though lol

    • @Sebin Mathew more blacks voted for trump than any other republican in history. Your media in America is atrocious- need independent media as there’s a lot of brain washing and making out trump to be bad – all the same people own all the major media.

    • Not for conservatives Americans.
      We pray for the truth to be brought in front of our eyes regardless. Lord hear our prayers.

    • Home of The Free | November 5, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

      @laura westra absolute joke a country . the most obvious coup attempt ive seen since Ukraine.

    • @sola scriptura You can stop with the bs hypocrisy by quoting the Bible. trump had the WH, Senate, House, DOJ, SCOTUS and for four years did nothing for the lower/middle class. He inherited a booming economy from Obama and let it collapse, he was impeached for strong arm tactics against an ally, no jobs bill, student debt forgiveness bill, totally failed on the virus, kidnapped children from their parents, allowed Putin to put bounties on our troops heads and said nothing, all of his top brass says he’s a f*cking moron at best, he cheated on his pregnant wife with a prostitute, etc., etc., etc. A complete failure in business and morality, yet you voted for this unscrupulous, mendacious person. What does that say about you?

  10. As an outsider I’ve never understood the US obsession with campaign spending.

    • Humangrowth Hormone | November 5, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Reply

      The US is full of ignorant, uneducated and easily manipulated people. When they see an ad over and over again or hear the same thing from the MSM you can make them do anything. Even hating someone without actual reason or through lies.

    • Americans are obsessed with the money they think with money you can buy anything.

    • They’re trying to win.

    • @Vilda Chaya Always thought the way Frump went about his first campaign was weird. Particularly with the difference between what he said and actually did in regards to his campaign finances. It always seemed like he was running a campaign for the campaign money, and actually winning in the end was accidental. At least on his part. He likely acted the part to the people around him so they’d be enthused. If running a campaign was a way to launder money, I would not at all be surprised.

    • Its called, “Pay to play”
      I help you today, you pay me back when you’re in power.

  11. I am convinced that voter suppression had a part in this outcome.

    • @Anthony S2K04 no thanks. we don’t care what lies trump, the GOP, fox news, q-anon, prager u, alex jones, rush limbaugh and the rest of trump’s criminal cartel are spreading.

    • @Manuel you heard him, he swayed his own voters the other way with his stupidity

    • @Adam Geiger lol

    • Trump will be in a jail cell in 4 years

    • @Manuel And we all no matter what side we’re on should all want a fair election. If its not fair how can anyone take it serious anymore. That is the single handedly most dangerous thing that can happen to all of us. Worse than that racist fascist dictator somehow gaining more minority votes

  12. 🔥🔥CHINA appreciates the US cooperation in its own self destruction.
    Land of the Naive & Home of the Insane…🔥🔥

    • @Scott Griffiths Suuure 🤦🏽‍♂️😂😂. Like I said, no official investigation with Biden, trump MULTIPLE open cases! 😂😂😂😂

    • Scott Griffiths | November 5, 2020 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      @Sean M I think Trump should be investigated and if he’s guilty then he should face the penalty of law…..all I’m saying is Biden should be investigated and held to the same standard…..is that so difficult to understand 🤷‍♂️

    • 11/4/2020 LOS ANGELES HARVESTING MAIL IN BALLOTS AFTER THEY CALLED CALIFORNIA FOR BIDEN
      TAKE A LOOK FOLKS – GET A TASTE OF DEMOCRAT RUN STATES.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEYiKnXJgR0

    • China has been laughing happily ever since Trump was elected. This chaos we have is exactly what China wanted, it will take years to clean it up, and to be fair Biden or Harris aren’t the best people to clean it up

    • @Scott Griffiths 35%er
      Biden’s been investigated twice alreay.
      And the FBI thinks all Rudy’s laptop “evidence” is GRU disinformation, just like all of the other “evidence” he’s released been proven to be.
      Rudy is even being considered for investigation for espionage, due to his relationship with the known GRU agent that gave him all of the bunk information.
      You really need to pull your head out of the echo chamber within Methaleptic Mussolini’s butthOle.
      You’ve been duped into the willful ignorance “fake news” doctrine, of the magacult sheep.
      (Quack!!}-🐑
      🇺🇸Two Dimensional Patriotism🇺🇸
      (For display purposes only)

      “I love the poorly educated, they got me elected.”
      ~donald j. trump

      DUMP 2020
      Make America
      Smart Again

      🤘🤓

  13. “Person, woman, man, camera, TV”

  14. I’m glad you brought up Twitter. The media needs to start realizing that it doesn’t represent much of anything.

    • Back in august USPS union worker endorsed Biden saying our survival depends on it….USPS loses 300 000 ballots and all return ballots have D or R on the envelope so they know who voted for who. Even if the election isn’t a fraud that should investigated….and it shows maturity from the right. If Trump loses he sues and fight for his voters where if Biden loses the left will riot and fight on behalf of their leader Biden. No one has been able to rebuttal this yet lol probably because I’m right and staying silent is a good move

    • @Your Big Head Cousin That difference seems to be shrinking all the time as news media deliberately mimics social media.

    • William Crinigan | November 5, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      @Anthony S2K04 Cute bot

    • @William Crinigan

      Thanks for playing.

    • Your Big Head Cousin | November 5, 2020 at 9:12 PM | Reply

      @Bass Player “rebutt”, no one has been able to “rebutt”.

  15. Years from now they’re gonna ask us, Where were you when we lost our
    constitutional rights. Most of you can answer I voted for the people
    that took them away.

    • No Peter. The question they will ask, is : “Where were you when the second civil war broke out”.

    • 11/4/2020 LOS ANGELES HARVESTING MAIL IN BALLOTS AFTER THEY CALLED CALIFORNIA FOR BIDEN
      TAKE A LOOK FOLKS – GET A TASTE OF DEMOCRAT RUN STATES.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEYiKnXJgR0

    • A+ comment 😎👍

    • Back in august USPS union worker endorsed Biden saying our survival depends on it….USPS loses 300 000 ballots and all return ballots have D or R on the envelope so they know who voted for who. Even if the election isn’t a fraud that should investigated….and it shows maturity from the right. If Trump loses he sues and fight for his voters where if Biden loses the left will riot and fight on behalf of their leader Biden. No one has been able to rebuttal this yet lol probably because I’m right and staying silent is a good move

  16. Every president in world history who lost:
    “Im sure my opponent is going to do a great job running this country, i congratulate him on this victory”

    Now trump after losing: “im going in with my lawyers”

    • @Susan Walls

      Yes, keep sharing our knowledge and educating others GENZ voted like 35 year old conservatives as they have decide what AMERICA they want, a safe secure one for their families when they have one. Many patent are raising their children RIGHT!

    • Back in august USPS union worker endorsed Biden saying our survival depends on it….USPS loses 300 000 ballots and all return ballots have D or R on the envelope so they know who voted for who. Even if the election isn’t a fraud that should investigated….and it shows maturity from the right. If Trump loses he sues and fight for his voters where if Biden loses the left will riot and fight on behalf of their leader Biden. No one has been able to rebuttal this yet lol probably because I’m right and staying silent is a good move

    • Because Joe Biden got illegal votes.

    • @Susan Walls AND DONE NOT ONE BENIFICIAL THING.

    • And he’ll conveniently forget to pay them.

  17. Disinformation and Conspiracy Theories greatly affected this election.

    • I’m sure you consider every accusation against a Democrat to be a conspiracy theory.

    • Back in august USPS union worker endorsed Biden saying our survival depends on it….USPS loses 300 000 ballots and all return ballots have D or R on the envelope so they know who voted for who. Even if the election isn’t a fraud that should investigated….and it shows maturity from the right. If Trump loses he sues and fight for his voters where if Biden loses the left will riot and fight on behalf of their leader Biden. No one has been able to rebuttal this yet lol probably because I’m right and staying silent is a good move

  18. I don’t like Trump, but he is having this election stolen right out from under him.

  19. James Campbell | November 5, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

    Trump didn’t break politics, he exposed it.

  20. Amazing how everything cnn says is the exact opposite of reality.

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