John Curtice, the dean of British polling, said Brexit surveys were actually pretty accurate.
“In the end, the average of the opinion polls was 51-52% for Remain, but we had some putting Leave ahead, and the Internet polls said it was a 50-50 shot from the beginning,” Curtice said.
The vote turned out to be 51.9% for Leave to 48.1% for Remain.
“The polls in the UK, we can say, were 2 or 3 points out, but you wouldn’t want to say more than that,” Curtice added.
Trump is not polling that close to Clinton, at least in the immediate aftermath of the renewed FBI interest in her email server.
But there have been two British polling humiliations in recent memory, with errors big enough for Trump to draw comfort from, Curtice conceded.