Sean Trende, the Senior Elections Analyst for RealClearPolitics, discusses the ins and outs of data and election forecasting. He'll be discussing in depth the limitations in using data in forecasting. He'll also discuss the conventional wisdom about the 2016 election was wrong, and the trends he see as important in future elections - and those that get overemphasized.
About Sean Trende
Sean Trende is the Senior Elections Analyst for RealClearPolitics. He is the author of "The Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs and Who Will Take It," and co-authored the Almanac of American Politics 2014. Before becoming a full-time political analyst, Sean practiced law for eight years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Hunton & Williams LLP, where he represented clients in a variety of contexts, from state trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States. Sean earned a juris doctorate from Duke University, a master's degree in political science from Duke University and bachelor's degree from Yale University.