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Local pollster predicts close presidential race

John Zogby's company, John Zogby Strategies said they've accurately predicted every presidential race since they began polling in 1984.

Posted: Oct 16, 2020 10:14 PM

UTICA, N.Y. --- John Zogby's company, John Zogby Strategies said they've accurately predicted every presidential race since they began polling in 1984.

Zogby said so far despite some polls that show a big lead for Joe Biden, it's a very close race for the White House.

"So far it is a competitive race. Polls are all over the place but our poll that we are conducting nationally shows a considerably closer race than other polls do." said Zogby.

Zogby's polls are done online and sent to millions of people across the country at random. He said he takes a random sampling out of 15 million and invites several thousand to a secure website containing the poll, that cant be shared.

Currently, CNN's polling has Joe Biden leading President Trump 53% to 42%. A poll done by Marist shows Joe Biden leading the President 54%-43%. 

Zogby's polling shows a much closer race with Joe Biden leading at 49% with the President close behind at 47%.

"I think those polls, as well as other polls, are polling too many democrats and not enough republicans and I say that with full confidence because I personally am a Democrat," said Zogby,

Zogby said that Biden may have a lead over the President now, but there's still a long way before Election Day. Zogby said at this time in 2016, Hilary Clinton was leading over then Presidential Candidate Trump.

"Not only can anything happen, anything has happened. You had a totally unexpected winner last time. You have a COVID-19 crisis, you have a severe economy, you have a solid majority saying the country is heading in the wrong direction, yet I still think for a number of reasons the race is competitive," said Zogby.

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