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Poll Hub: Exit Polls


Poll Hub: Exit Polls

The Science, Controversy, and the Midterm Elections

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The exit polls have drawn criticism in past elections, especially in 2016. Is there a value in conducting exit polls? Have there been any changes made to the process? And, what the heck do terms like “leaning,” “too close to call,” and “too early to call” actually mean?

We speak with “Mr. Exit Poll” Joe Lenski, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Research, who conducts the exit polls on Election Day.

About Poll Hub

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, The Marist Poll. Lee Miringoff (Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of The Marist Poll), and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at The Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.


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