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What Do The Polls Say?

52 minutes

How do polls impact our politics? Quinnipiac, Gallup and even SurveyMonkey put out polls measuring approval ratings, issues and candidate viability but what does it all mean?

Rachel Bitecofer, Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University comes to the front of the class to give us a lesson on how political polls are conducted and how we should read the results.
Show Guest
Rachel Bitecofer is Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, where she teaches classes on political behavior, campaigns, elections, and political analysis. In her position with the Wason Center she conducts survey research on public policy issues and election campaigns. She has been featured in many media outlets including national outlets such as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and NPR and she is a regular contributor on CBC Radio.

“All that you are going to be getting when you hear a poll result from now until September maybe October...right before the primaries...is whose name voters most recognize…”

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