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Poll Hub: The Pollsters Strike Back


Poll Hub: The Pollsters Strike Back

What pollsters and the media need to know to avoid the pitfalls of 2016 going into the 2018 midterm elections.

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In this episode of Poll Hub, the brain trust of The Marist Poll shares its poll watcher’s checklist for the 2018 midterm elections for United States Congress. What can pollsters and media pundits do to prevent the public from being pointed in the wrong direction? Stay tuned.

And, according to the Pew Research Center, more and more people are getting their news from social media. The Poll Hub team picks up the topics of what role President Donald Trump plays in this trend, how social media impacts people’s understanding of the polls, and whether social media is the next step in the technology of public opinion research.

On a different note, football is making headlines. With the expected announcement of Jon Gruden as the next coach of the Oakland Raiders, the suspected feud between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and the playoffs topping the list of NFL talkers, it begs the question of whether or not the media is doing enough to cover a very serious issue facing the NFL – the risk of long-term brain injury from playing professional football.

Based on the latest HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll, Poll Hub dives into Americans’ attitudes about the controversy.

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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