Sep 17, 2020
Are polls only showing us the potential popular vote in 2020? How did journalists (during the Presidential Election of 2016) get it wrong?
What do polls tell us about what will happen in the 2020 Presidential Election?
Are any polls designed to tell us the electoral college outcome?
Dr. Thom Little, Professor of Political Science at The State Legislative Leaders Foundation & Dr. Roy Schwartzman, Professor of Communications & Department Head at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro discuss how to interpret polls and the specifics of polling methods.
Including...whether third party candidates find a voice in polling, the impact of the extremes of both parties, the impact of mail in-absentee voting, ways to determine whether the pollster is potentially politically biased, and do these professionals think it take a long time to know the results of the election.