by David Greenberg
Political scientist Lindsay Rogers had been warning about the inadequacies of polling for years before the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" prediction. It appears the news media has failed to learn from his advice.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
While political opinion polls aren't binding, they provide critical information about public affairs between elections. If they aren't reliable, America is at greater risk of truly post-factual politics.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Gillian Brockell
While the nation waits for an outcome in the agonizingly close 2020 election, it’s worth examining how we came to rely on polls.
SOURCE: New York Times
Richards are going for Trump, and the much-maligned Karens are 60-40 for Biden.
by Elwood Watson
The stark difference in tone and message between the Democratic and Republican conventions suggests that the parties know a basic fact: most voters have made up their minds.
SOURCE: Lapham's Quarterly
by Lindsay M. Chervinsky
George Washington tries to give the public what it wants.
SOURCE: The Washington Times
November 30, 2019
by Andrew Blake
Trump may have beaten Lincoln as a "better president" to some GOP members, but 59% of GOP faithful say Reagan still was better than Trump
by Wendy Melillo
One lesson is already clear: We expect too much from polls.
by Robert Wuthnow (Interview)
It was in 1976 when pollsters suddenly discovered the evangelical vote.
- Josh Hawley Earns F in Early American History
- Does Germany's Holocaust Education Give Cover to Nativism?
- "Car Brain" Has Long Normalized Carnage on the Roads
- Hawley's Use of Fake Patrick Henry Quote a Revealing Error
- Health Researchers Show Segregation 100 Years Ago Harmed Black Health, and Effects Continue Today
- Nelson Lichtenstein on a Half Century of Labor History
- Can America Handle a 250th Anniversary?
- New Research Shows British Industrialization Drew Ironworking Methods from Colonized and Enslaved Jamaicans
- The American Revolution Remains a Hotly Contested Symbolic Field
- Untangling Fact and Fiction in the Story of a Nazi-Era Brothel