I would assume that most people at a 'God and Science' forum are aware of the concept of a 'representative sample'.
Then if such modeling was available and was used, why was the media shocked at the outcome? Something needs tweaking in either their modeling or their sampling techniques. Anyone asserting that the outcome wasn't a big surprise - I mean, how much ink was written about that fact?
None of that really matters now - excepting, many of the same people that were trying to sway the election are now trying to manipulate public opinion via polls - polls that how the questions are posed and to whom make all the difference. And obviously, we can have a healthy wariness of Trump while still being glad he's enacting certain policies. I don't have to like HIM, I care about policies, actions and results. The rest is just the chattering masses and talking heads and mostly clueless columnists. Trump is a guy who is clearly prone to outrageous statements - that's just his nature. But let's focus on and judge him by what he actually does and not just his over-the-top statements - which is what the press focuses on. Yep, he's his own worst enemy, in that regard. I hope he grows up in that area. But if anyone thinks the left and the establishment Republicans didn't need their cages rattled - sheesh, both parties are full of unimaginative and clueless buffoons.