Polls

The president said there was "something going on" at the conservative news network.
Donald Trump's Presidential approval rating in the US this quarter is at an all-time low at 35%, well below the historical average of 64%. But who believes polls any more? During the election itself, Trump was laughed off as a no-hoper, a crass star of Reality TV who lived in cloud cuckoo land and spouted words like somebody who needed the care of the community.
What is left to say about the US election and Brexit? There seems to be a sense of fatigue now when people discuss these two events - a sense of disbelief and tiredness. However, the implications of both are so huge that we can't shy away from it and have to push ahead; not only to understand what's next, but how it all happened in the first place.
Have a scroll down your twitter timeline and you might find that everyone is still, at worst, professing about the apocalypse, or at best offering election post-mortems based on analysis of pundits who predicted a Hillary cakewalk. Seemingly contrary to popular belief, after Trump's election, the sun did not cease to shine and life has carried on.
Effective rhetoric is instrumental in achieving political success. One need only look back to ancient Greek times, and Plato's
The polls are misleading and I have never believed them since I was a boy. The last election seemed to prove my belief as we saw the 10 o'clock BBC prediction shatter the dreams of the Labour Party for the past five years.
A former Labour Cabinet minister says pollsters "skewed the election campaign" and future surveys need to be adjusted accordingly
So what went wrong? Was the strategy flawed? Most commentators now say that targeting a narrow section of voters meant alienating the bulk of the electorate; that Labour were making a Ken Loach film when they should have been making Fast and Furious 8.
Polling before UK Election Day proved surprisingly inaccurate at predicting the final result; the British Polling Council is reportedly setting up an independent enquiry into what went wrong.
What was billed continuously in the media as the tightest election in generations became almost a walkover for the Tories. And you can blame the opinion polls.