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Political Polling

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Tuesday, August 4

Polls have traditionally been an important tool in elections, but currently polls are in the midst of an existential crisis. Once they were reliable predictors of elections- they tell candidates how they’re doing and sometimes what to say. But in the last four major elections here and abroad, the polls got it wrong. What’s wrong with political polls.

Guests

Kenneth Fernandez - Assistant Professor and Director of the Elon University Poll in the Department of Political Science & Policy Studies at Elon University

David Coates - Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies in the Department of Politics & International Affairs at Wake Forest University

Dr. Michael Bitzer - Professor of Politics & History & Provost at Catawba College

Scott Huffmon - Professor of Political Science & Director in the Social & Behavioral Research Lab at Winthrop University