No, Polling is Not Dead! Polling is not dead. Pollsters just need to 1) be in the field for shorter periods like 3 days; not four-six days and 2) poll up to the last Monday before an election. The late national polls were more accurate than what people realize; just wait for the popular vote count to settle. Most state polls however were old so they missed the late-deciders and with it the outcome. An example is The Trafalgar Group which was in the field in a few states later than others and they called the winner in MI, PA, and FL. However, it is possible they were right also because they are considered a GOP-leaning group and a pro-Trump bias could have helped them. Indeed, they showed Trump winning FL by 4 points but he won it by only 1.2.