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August 08, 2013 11:54 AM Misleading Public Opinion Polls

There are many ways, either through error or chicanery, that a poll can misrepresent public opinion on some issue. For example, the chosen sample can be unrepresentative, the questions can be poorly worded, or, as in this classic demonstration from...

By Keith Humphreys

August 02, 2013 10:45 AM Talking About Obamacare: Does Policy Debate Matter?

American politicians have debated the Affordable Care Act since it was introduced to Congress in 2009. Have these debates affected what citizens think about the ACA? Daniel Hopkins can’t find evidence that those myriads of words mattered.So, health policy...

By Bill Gardner

July 19, 2013 9:30 AM Are Our Political Parties Really Corrupt?

According to Slate, three out of four Americans consider our political parties to be corrupt. This is based on a report by Transparency International. Indeed, the parties appear to be more corrupt by this metric than any other governing institution....

By Seth Masket

June 25, 2013 11:20 AM How Campaigns Work Without Polling

I've just returned from the European Political Science Association conference in Barcelona. One of the more interesting papers I saw was a study of the effect of polling on campaigns. In the paper, Philipp Denter and Dana Sisak note that dozens...

By Seth Masket

June 24, 2013 11:39 AM Conservative Political Analytics Firm Is Hiring

After posting this announcement about Civis Analytics, I wrote, “If a reconstituted Romney Analytics team is hiring, let me know and I’ll post that ad too.” Adam Schaeffer obliged: Not sure about Romney’s team, but Evolving Strategies is looking for...

By Andrew Gelman