Reading the polls? Keep the grains of salt handy

Poll watchers sometimes obsess over small differences in topline numbers, even those within a poll's reported margin of sampling error. But those differences pale in comparison to the size of the differences noted above. For those living in a world which hangs on...

With Primaries Around The Corner, A Look At How Much We Trust Polls

As the 2016 presidential race ramps up, news outlets, candidates and voters are turning to polls to see how each presidential hopeful is doing. Jill Lepore of Harvard University and Cliff Zukin of Rutgers University argue that the way polls are conducted has become...


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