With Election Day in the rear-view mirror, you may be feeling deflated, elated, or left in limbo. Part of the chaos surrounding the whole process can be traced to the polling that was wildly off and now seems more than ever to have been used to try to sway public opinion rather than measure it. […]
The following is a news analysis. We all know that a lot is at stake for each side depending upon the outcome of the 2020 election. But this is a key event for something that is even larger than one campaign: the polls and pundits. The narrative after 2016 was that the polls were actually […]
As we approach election day, there is broad distrust of polls. That's according to the latest unscientific poll at SharylAttkisson.com. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of respondents say they do not consider 2020 polls to be generally accurate. Less than 1% said such polls are generally accurate. Nine percent (9%) said there's no way to know. Do […]
(Original air date: 3/1/20) When it comes to polls, one big theme has emerged in the wake of the big miss in 2016. It’s that the national polls were actually correct because Hillary Clinton did win the popular vote. It’s just that pesky little detail that Trump came out ahead in the vote that matters: […]
Let’s start by saying some of “the polls” don’t have a great track record as a predictor of who would become President of the United States in 2016. One of the biggest problems was how information from polls was sometimes cherrypicked and reported on the news. We’ve generally learned a lesson: Consume polls with a […]
Are we traveling down the same well-worn path when it comes to reporting on polls? And when it come to some infamous 2016 predictions: where are they now?
The following is a transcript from a story on Full Measure News. Click on the link at the end of the transcript to watch the video report. When it comes to polls, one big theme has emerged in the wake of the big miss in 2016. It’s that the national polls were actually correct because […]
We have a jam-packed Full Measure for you this weekend! It was two years ago that I first spoke with Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx. She warned about our over-reliance on China for most of our prescription medicine. She really called that one! She's back this week to talk about the coronavirus impact. Our […]