Right, the statistical modelling by 538 and their ilk was irrelevant, because their data was corrupt and disconnected from reality and their casual models were “white”.
On November 6 2016, a 60 yr old white maga man Lyft driver called it for Trump, because as he put it “white people lie”. Yes they lie big, ask any indigenous person how they are doing with those treaties. But they lie small too, ask any non white person on a dating site.
So white people know what the correct answer is, and most don’t want to appear bad (see white fragility) even to a pollster or to themselves.