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With Primaries Around The Corner, A Look At How Much We Trust Polls

Jill Lepore writes that "Even if more people could be persuaded to answer the phone, polling would still be teetering on the edge of disaster." (Pixabay)
Jill Lepore writes that "Even if more people could be persuaded to answer the phone, polling would still be teetering on the edge of disaster." (Pixabay)

As the 2016 presidential race ramps up, news outlets, candidates and voters are turning to polls to see how each presidential hopeful is doing.

Jill Lepore of Harvard University and Cliff Zukin of Rutgers University argue that the way polls are conducted has become problematic, and we might not want to put so much faith in them. They speak with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

Guests

  • Jill Lepore, history professor at Harvard University and staff writer at the New Yorker.
  • Cliff Zukin, public policy and political science professor at Rutgers University.

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