Sabato said that a big difference between the polls and the real world needed to be looked into.
“I want the polls in Virginia to be looked into,” he said. “They were wrong in every way, just like in Georgia. In Illinois, they were also way off. I could keep going on and on. Wow, that’s an industry that really needs to clean up its act. Virginia is an example of this. I don’t know if the Warner people were too sure of themselves or if it was a mix of things. I think Ed Gillespie ran a smart campaign. He almost became a U.S. senator, and he has now set himself up to run for governor in 2017 or for another important office. So, all elections have effects that last longer than the day itself. “That’s an excellent example.”