The polling problem

July 6, 2015

Cliff Zukin is a Rutgers University professor of public policy and political science at the Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy and at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He spoke to the Trib about the inherent difficulties of modern election polling.

Q: You’ve described current election polling as being in a state of near-crisis. Why?

A: Polling has gotten harder to do because of two things.

One, there’s a declining response rate. …

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