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Academy of Seniors- Relevance of Polling in an Age of Voter Skepticism
There is a saying that “the only poll that really matters” is the one that happens among registered voters on Election Day. The suggestion is that public opinion polling is pointless. Learn how polling works, pollsters’ batting averages for accuracy, the supposed band-wagon effect said to emanate from pre-election polls and why good quality public opinion polls should be valued.
Part of a four-part series, Election 2016. October 11, 18, 25, November 1 (Tuesdays)
Greg Shaw, Professor and Chair of Political Science, Illinois Wesleyan University