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Forecasts and results of the 1940 Election
In spite OF their failure to predict the Roosevelt landslide in the Electoral College, the Gallup and Crossley forecasts of the 1940 presidential election results were much more accurate than were their forecasts of the 1936 election. The Fortune survey, which had predicted the percentage division of the popular vote in 1936 with an error of less than 2 per cent, reduced the error in this year's poll to one-half of 1 per cent.
The true test of accuracy of ...