Controversy over the Role of Public Opinion in Presidential Elections

Feb 4, 2016, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall



Event Description

Dr. Frank Newport
Editor In Chief, The Gallup Poll

Date & Time: February 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Dr. Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, will discuss public opinion polls as the 2016 state presidential primaries get under way.  He will also discuss the recent controversy over the use of horse-race polls and Gallup’s decision to focus on issues and voter priorities instead of forecasting election results. The discussant for the event will be Princeton Professor of Politics Christopher Achen.