WWS Calendar

Controversy Over the Role of Public Opinion in Presidential Elections

Feb 4, 2016 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Dr. Frank Newport, Editor in Chief of the Gallup Poll
Sponsor: 

Co-sponsored by: Survey Research Center and Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.

Dr. Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief of the Gallup Poll, will discuss public opinion polls as the 2016 state presidential primaries get under way. He will also discuss the recent controversy over the use of horse-race polls and Gallup's decision to focus on issues and voter priorities instead of forecasting election results.