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How polls misled the public that Clinton was winning

Trump won a landslide against Clinton early on Wednesday to become the 45th US president-elect after winning more than the 270 electoral votes

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During the presidential campaigns by both the Democrat and Republican candidates, polls have generally pitted Hillary Clinton as the would-be winner, denying the possibility of a Donald Trump victory.

Trump won a landslide against Clinton early on Wednesday to become the 45th US president-elect after winning more than the 270 electoral votes.

Prominent newspapers like the Washington Post and the New York Times have even published detailed maps showing that it is impossible for Trump – who is now US President-elect - to win against former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Many TV channels like CNN and ABC have always reported that Clinton was leading by many points. The majority of observers talked about a historic triumph for her as well.

But in late October, the FBI reopened the case of how Clinton used her private browser for State Department emails, allowing Trump, for once, to get ahead of Clinton in opinion polls with just one point.

Even polls by renowned universities such as the independent Quinnipiac, he was barely given 27 percent of votes.

The misleading polls and media representation has now given Trump credibility given that he had blasted the media for being biased.

(The article was first published in the Arabic language website for Al Arabiya News Channel)