50 - "Polling It Together" with Founding Director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute Patrick Murray

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Published Dec 14, 2020, 9:00 AM

What happened with this years election polls? Do news sources and polling institutes need to re-earn our trust? Expert pollster, and founding director of the Monmouth University Polling institute, Patrick Murray joins the show again to defend and illuminate the poll results from the election.


2:49 Have the polls in the past been an accurate representation of the results?

4:04 Why did it seem that pollsters didn’t improve their accuracy from 2016 to 2020?

6:38 How do pollsters usually reach people? How do they take into account that they are only talking to people who actually ant to talk to them?

8:20 Is polling moving exclusively to digital source of accumulation?

10:45 Does the media misuse the polls?

12:49 Patrick explains what happened to the battleground states in regards to the polls

15:35 What changed with the polling methods in Florida from 2016 to 2020?

17:15 Patrick goes through the relatively new process of a longer “waiting” for polling

21:36 Should we ignore polls in the future?

25:35 Why did the polls also seem to mess up things downstate?

26:58 What is the difference between public pollsters and private campaign pollsters?

31:05 Bill rapid fires some current events with Patrick


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