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How Polling Works


How are polls conducted, how accurate are they, and what do they really tell us.

Guests:  Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. Author of "Pathways to Polling: Crisis, Cooperation, and the Making of Public Opinion Professions" (2012) and 'Muffled Echoes: Oliver North and the Politics of Public Opinion.' (1997).
  Andrew Smith, Associate Professor of Practice in Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and Director of the UNH Survey Center.  Co-author of 'The First Primary: New Hampshire's Outsize Role in Presidential Politics.'  

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