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Post Election Analysis: How Was Polling So Far Off? And Post Election Financial Market Turmoil

Tom Bullock

A look at the vast difference between polling numbers leading up to Election Day and the actual results, and we talk about what the Trump presidency could mean for financial markets and your portfolio.

The results of the presidential election were widely different from the predicted polling results from here and around the country. Polls aren’t made up-- they come from data collected from actual voters.  So how did almost all of the polls so badly miss predicting the outcome of the election?  

We'll talk with pollsters to find out what happened.

And, financial markets around the world began to drop sharply as the results of the election rolled in on Tuesday night. The markets seemed to bounce back hours later, but uncertainty remains.

We take a closer look at that uncertainty.  Is this temporary or should you be doing something else with your 401k? 

What will the Donald Trump win and a Trump presidency mean for financial markets around the world? How will your portfolio be affected? We get the take of financial experts on the road ahead.


Dr. Scott Huffmon, professor of political science at Winthrop University and director of the Winthrop Poll

Jason Husser, assistant professor of political Ssience and policy studies at Elon University and Director of the Elon University Poll 

Tim Quinlan, senior economist, Wells Fargo Securities

Larry Carroll, financial advisor, Carroll Financial Associates

Todd Curry, financial advisor, Second Half Strategies