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Between the Polls: How Voters Decide

Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Excitement – and anxiety – about the 2020 election ratchets higher with the release of each new poll and prediction. But polls don’t tell the whole story and many forecasts in 2016 were proved wrong: what can we expect this year?

In “Between the Polls: How Voters Decide,” experts will examine how we learn about voters and their decisions and how those data drive election forecasts; they’ll also explore how polling is covered in the media and methods journalists use to gauge voter interest. The webinar, organized through the Distinguished Visiting Journalist Program in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), will be held on Mon., Oct. 19 at 7 pm. The event is free and the public is invited; registration is required. 

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The panel will be moderated by Doug Kriner, Clinton Rossiter Professor in American Institutions in the Department of Government (A&S) and faculty director of IOPGA.

Co-hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, the webinar is supported by Alumni Affairs and Development and powered by eCornell.

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