Fair point, though there's still MI and WI to consider, too-they also have areas with one metro being particularly dominant(MI has Detroit, and WI Milwaukee), and their polling misses were pretty significant.
And again, as I pointed out earlier, areas with paper ballots as the standard tended to have their results match much better with polling than those that didn't, and not just with blue places. ICYMI:
And considering that this did not just happen in blue areas, but also in red places with paper ballots-like Denton Co., TX, as you could see from the David Manel tweet I linked.....
It's pretty clear at this point that the accuracy of polls didn't have *quite* so much to do with dominant metro areas as they did with methods of (in-person, that is) voting. That's not to say it wasn't a factor-it could have played a role, too. Definitely possible.
But I do think it's worth exploring why areas with paper ballots as standard were able to have results match much better with polling, compared to those that didn't.

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