What happened with this years election polls? Do news sources and polling institutes need to re-earn our trust? Expert pollster, and founding director of the Monmouth University Polling institute, Patrick Murray joins the show again to defend and illuminate the poll results from the election.
2:49 Have the polls in the past been an accurate representation of the results?
4:04 Why did it seem that pollsters didn’t improve their accuracy from 2016 to 2020?
6:38 How do pollsters usually reach people? How do they take into account that they are only talking to people who actually ant to talk to them?
8:20 Is polling moving exclusively to digital source of accumulation?
10:45 Does the media misuse the polls?
12:49 Patrick explains what happened to the battleground states in regards to the polls
15:35 What changed with the polling methods in Florida from 2016 to 2020?
17:15 Patrick goes through the relatively new process of a longer “waiting” for polling
21:36 Should we ignore polls in the future?
25:35 Why did the polls also seem to mess up things downstate?
26:58 What is the difference between public pollsters and private campaign pollsters?
31:05 Bill rapid fires some current events with Patrick
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