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The Gun Policies Americans Agree On

Friday, January 08, 2016

A popular poll asking Americans to choose whether gun "rights" or gun "control" are more important indicates a schism in public opinion on guns.  But does it ask the right question?

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Election Polls Edition

Friday, December 18, 2015

How can you to tell important polling headlines from bad ones? Our partnership with FiveThirtyEight continues with this look at how to interpret polling data as the primaries get closer.

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When Polls Obscure The Truth

Friday, December 04, 2015

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight explains why Donald Trump's position in the polls isn't everything he makes it out to be, and how polls can also obscure the truth.

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Chicken or Egg? Media Pull Versus Push

Friday, October 30, 2015

Do candidates get more coverage because they're polling well, or do they poll well because they get more coverage? We're teaming up with FiveThirtyEight to search for an answer.

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Understanding Abortion Polling

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pollster Tresa Undem explains why most polls don't tell us anything about how Americans really feel about abortion.

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Nate Silver on the Pitfalls of Prediction

Friday, October 05, 2012

Nate Silver is something of an authority on political forecasting. In 2008, his blog FiveThirtyEight correctly predicted the outcome of the presidential race in 49 out of 50 states. (In that same election, he was also right about all 35 senate races.) Bob sits down with Silver to talk about the 2012 election as well as his new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Twitter has teamed up with Republican and Democratic polling firms, as well as another company called Topsy, to create a new tool called the Twindex. It offers a new way to gauge the political leanings of likely voters. Bob speaks with Adam Sharp, Twitter's manager for government and politics.

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