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Todays_Illusion

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Wed Nov 11, 2015, 12:24 PM Nov 2015

Polling and the 2016 Presidential Elections

This panel discussion posted on c-span.org features an AEI Panel about polling and the 2016 elections I have posted additional links to articles talking about negative aspects of polling and suggesting that polling not be used in election reporting.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?400380-1/discussion-2016-presidential-election

Deep in this discussion that focuses on polling is a mention that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will be the final Republican candidates, something the polls currently counter, showing as they do Trump and Carson leading.

That was certainly interesting.

The Panel is actually an American Enterprise Institute, aei.org panel.

Here is a link to another discussion on polling from the same organization

https://www.aei.org/publication/imagining-a-world-without-polls/

This article is now being featured by many conservative publishers

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/426669/imagining-world-without-polls

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bal-imagining-a-world-without-polls-20151106-story.html

and other published articles about the negative effects of polling on the elections

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2015/11/how-pollsters-are-killing-the-conversation


It is all looking like an effort to minimize polling and that seems to be an extension of much less exit polling beginning with the 2012 Presidential election.

I am seeing it as more message control and limiting information available to voters. I wonder if anyone else has any thoughts on polling and is it good or bad for elections.

Warning: The last time I posted the aei.org links they were shortly after made unavailable by that organization, and I had to search that site to find them again.














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