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Election 2020

THE CHART: How good were the polls?

Andy Fyers
Wed, 21 Oct 2020

THE CHART: How good were the polls?
Andy Fyers
Wed, 21 Oct 2020
Roy Morgan has won the battle of the pollsters for election 2020. The Australian company's final poll results were closest to the overall result.For the five biggest parties (Labour, National, Greens, NZ First and ACT), Roy Morgan's results were off by 1.3 percentage points, on average.Colmar Brunton (TVNZ) was out by an average of 1.6 points and Reid Research (TV3) by 2 points.Roy Morgan's success may be more down to good luck than good polling, as the poll was conducted during September, concluding more than two weeks before the a...

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