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In defence of polls: a few high profile misses shouldn’t overshadow the many times pollsters called it right

Bojar, Abel (2017) In defence of polls: a few high profile misses shouldn’t overshadow the many times pollsters called it right. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Polling companies were heavily criticised for failing to predict the results of the UK’s EU referendum and Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, but is this criticism fair? Abel Bojar draws on evidence from recent European elections to illustrate that opinion polls have a far better record of success than they’re given credit for.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 11:52
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2020 23:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69967

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