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Among the most notable losers in Ontario’s election were the legions of pollsters who failed to foresee the Liberal romp. But at least the Canadian prognosticators have company in their embarrassment.

Eric Cantor’s pollster is reported to have told him only days before the recent Virginia Republican primary that he had a 34-percentage-point lead. In fact, the House majority leader wound up losing by 11 points.

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