Donald Trump Shocked Democrats, Polls, And Pundits On Election Day

by Federalist Staff

Earlier in the election cycle on The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi wagered a bet on who would be the next president of the United States.

On this episode of Federalist Radio, they discussed Tuesday’s outcomes, the media’s response, the deceiving election day polls, and the future Trump administration.

Pundits and media who are shocked at the outcome of the race will now be forced to look for failures in their coverage and analysis of the race. “Polling clearly predicted a Hillary Clinton win. The modeling based on polling predicted a Hillary Clinton win with certainty ranging from 66 percent to 100 percent,” Hemingway said. “That did not happen.”

From those on the left, we are already hearing calls for federalism and for congress to take back legislative power. “I find this unbelievably hypocritical on the part of our media and democrats, that they were such big fans the growth of this administrative state so long as it benefited them, but now that Donald Trump is in power, they suddenly have qualms about it,” Hemingway said.

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