These are some classics from the first two weeks in September 1988:
Bush, Sr. 40
Bush, Sr. 45
Bush, Sr. 47
Bush Sr. 49
Bush Sr. 47
The polls were done for the most part simultaniously. I think that this debunks the myth that says whoever's ahead Labor Day will win the election. Gore was ahead on Labor day as wel...oh, yeah....he WON the election.
Some other polls that were really wrong were the last ones in 1980, they all showed Carter ahead or Reagan with a tiny lead. Then there was 1936, when the Literary Digest had a poll showing Alf Landon ahead of Franklin Roosevelt, and remember President Dewey....
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