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Its always good to learn from a mistake, especially if you are running a bond ratings firm. Its also, it seems, never too early to start an argument about the 2020 elections.

Donald Trumps election in 2016 surprised many, including the people at Moodys MCO, -0.67%, whose data analysis models had correctly predicted the outcomes of all previous elections since 1980.

So Moodys analyzed its 2016 miss, changed its methods and backtested three data models that would have predicted President Trumps victory, as well as all other presidential election outcomes back to 1980. MarketWatch readers left nearly 1,200 comments and you can join the conversation.

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