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10 big political upsets

Published On: Oct 24 2011 10:46:05 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2012 05:34:22 AM PDT

The polls and the pundits are already telling Americans what to expect this Election Day, but what happens when they're wrong? Here are 10 of the most surprising political upsets in U.S. history.

Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson's presidential win in 1916 was just as surprising. The legend was, according to Newsweek, that challenger Charles Evans Hughes fell asleep on election night thinking he won. However, he got a call from The Associated Press the next morning saying that Wilson (pictured) had pulled off the upset.

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