How did the polls get it so wrong, again? Most gave Joe Biden a solid, even commanding lead heading into Election Day. As The New York Times reported, no matter the polling method, Biden was ahead. The Susquehanna poll was one of the few to give President Trump an edge. CEO Jim Lee said some Trump voters are shy about admitting their support for the president. There were warning signs polls were understating the president’s popularity, including huge rallies he held in the middle of a pandemic.