Pollster: It is the job of the media, pollsters to point out bad polling

Republican pollster Chris Wilson said on Tuesday that is the job of the news media and pollsters to point out "bad" polling ahead of elections. 

"It is so vitally important that the media and [we] in this industry are able to discern and evaluate what is a good poll versus a bad poll," Wilson, who is CEO of WPA Intelligence, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"Otherwise, we're going to be really, really angry on Election Day in 2018," he continued. 

"The same phenomenon is going to manifest itself in the polling for this cycle and it's going to be even worse than it was in 2016," he said. 

Wilson argued that the lack of distribution in age range among respondents in polls leading up to the 2016 election led to inaccurate survey results. 

Various pollsters and data journalists, including FiveThirtyEight's mostly-accurate Nate Silver, incorrectly predicted President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE would not win the Republican nomination or the presidency in 2016. 

The American Association for Public Opinion Research found last year that the top problem with polling during the 2016 presidential race was that state-level polling underestimated Trump's support in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — three states that Trump unexpectedly won in 2016. 

— Julia Manchester