Sunday, January 27, 2008

Your Call 012808 How to decipher a poll

How reliable are Political Polls? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a discussion about the history of polling. The first straw poll was taken in The Harrisburg, Pennsylvanian in 1824. But it was not until the 1960’s that pollsters came up with what today is called “scientific polling”. So, how are the polls funded? How are they conducted? And more importantly, how accurate are these polls? It’s Your Call, with guest host Ben Temchine, and you.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

Charles Franklin, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin

Click to Listen: How to decipher a poll