Rasmussen Reports says it was the closest of all major pollsters in predicting the presidential election’s popular vote, pointing to final results posted by RealClearPolitics.
On its final poll released Nov. 7, the day before Election Day, Rasmussen had Hillary Clinton up 2 points on Donald Trump. Clinton won the popular vote by 1 percentage point, even though Donald Trump beat her on electoral votes.
No other pollster tracked by RealClearPolitics came as close to the final results.
“The media created a false narrative about the 2016 presidential campaign, and most polling reinforced it,” Rasmussen wrote on its website Thursday. “Our polling showed that issues, not the media-fed controversies, would ultimately decide the election.”
Only one polling entity tracked by RealClearPolitics had Trump leading going into Election Day: A collaboration poll between Investor’s Business Daily and TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence that had Trump leading by two points.
Most other polls tracked by RealClearPolitics showed Clinton leading by three or four points. The Monmouth University poll showed Clinton leading by six — the furthest off of any poll tracked by RealClearPolitics.
The pollster is pointing to final results posted by RealClearPolitics.