Thursday, Sept. 16
What's In A Poll?
What’s In A Poll?: A new CBS/ NY Times Poll that examines voter sentiment ahead of the fall elections got us thinking about polls. Much attention is paid given to these surveys but little is known about how they’re tallied, how many people participate, what the margin of error really means, who underwrites them, etc. We are joined by John Della Volpe, director of polling at Harvard’s Inst. of Politics and managing partner at communications consulting firm Social Sphere and by Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight blogger for The New York Times.
Read the CBS/NY Times Poll
Check out Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog on NYTimes.com