Untold Damage To Democracy From Bad Polling / RBDR

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November 17, 2020

Today on RBDR: The New York Times’s 2020 election polling overseer, Nate Cohn, told The New Yorker staff writer Isaac Chotiner about a handful of the under-recognized perils suffered by U.S. society from election polling that leaves many problems for democracy.

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Progress by Polling Industry? (or Not) | RBDR

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January 22, 2018. Today on RBDR:

Polling was “fixed,” internationally, in 2017. So says a Kantar Lightspeed study. Or was it? Two U.S. polling experts question that. And a political poll from three very reputable U.S. companies has me wondering.

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Divided FL election poll data. Consumers don’t understand personal data’s use. (RBDR 10.04.2016)

RFL Associate Editor Chris Clow is sitting in today for an under-the-weather Bob Lederer.

Today on RBDR:

1) What happened when one pollster shared their raw data about the Florida election with four other pollsters? They did not reach the same numerical and sometimes other conclusions.

2) The seriousness of consumer privacy concerns is turned upside down by a poll that shows 92% don’t understand how their data is used by businesses.

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