Understanding Political Polls: Real or Fake News? [S-19-59]
|Location:||SUNY: Kellas 104|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Thu 4:00 PM 04/04|
|Status:||Course Update: NOTE: There is a change in date and location for "Understanding Political Polls..." The new date is 4/11 (i.e. one week later) same time 4:00-5:30. New location is Maxcy 104.
Course Update: "Understanding Political Polls..." has been canceled for this semester.
The pollsters accurately predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, but you would hardly know it, given the widespread criticism polling firms have received. This course provides the basic tools to understand and interpret public opinion polls.
Jack McGuire is an Associate Professor of Politics at SUNY Potsdam. He teaches courses in American political behavior (voting) and public opinion. He and his colleagues conduct public opinion polls in the North Country.