Politics and Polling: What Went Wrong?

March 7, 2021

Biden’s margin of victory was half what had been predicted in 2020.  Less than 6% of survey respondents answer phones due to robocalls.  Internet polling samples based on income, race, age, or education, pose formidable challenges. Much of democracy depends on being able to understand citizen opinions on Covid19, taxes, racial justice, climate change, immigration, and other issues.  Should we trust polls in 2021?

Speaker: Tom Sutton, Political Science Professor, Baldwin Wallace and Director, Community Research Institute.