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Election polls, the news media, and democracy

Author: Paul J Lavrakas; Michael Traugott
Publisher: New York : Chatham House ; Northam : Roundhouse, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an introduction to modern polling. Focusing primarily on the 1996 US presidential election campaign, scholars and media pollsters address such topics as political campaigns, elections, voting  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Lavrakas; Michael Traugott
ISBN: 1889119164 9781889119168
OCLC Number: 45992328
Description: 368 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: election polling and democracy, Paul J. Lavrakas, Michael W. Traugott. Part 2 The use of election polls in 1996: the continuing evolution in the use of public opinion polls by The New York Times - the 1996 presidential election experience; a review of the 1996 Voter News Service exit polls using a total survey error perspective, Daniel M. Merkle, Murray Edelman; deliberative polling in the 1996 elections, Vincent Price; the hidden value in combining election polling and public journalism, Philip Meyer, Deborah Potter; mixing literacy journalism and precision journalism in coverage of the 1996 presidential election, Gerald M. Kosicki and Paul J. Lavrakas. Part 3 The methods of election polls: how to model the probably electorate in preelection polls, Robert P. Daves; improving election forecasting - allocation of undecideds, identifying likely voters, and response order effects, Penny S. Visser et al. Part 4 Election poll effects: public attention to election polls - the 1996 experience, Michael W. Traugott, Mee-Eun Kang; the use of casual attribution in election poll news stories, Sandra L. Bauman, Paul J. Lavrakas; did public opinion support the contract with America? Michael Traugott, Elizabeth C. Powers; politics, polls, and poltergeists - a review of 1996 election surveying, Leo Bogart. Part 5 Conclusion: election polling and democracy in the 21st century, Paul J. Lavrakas, Michael W. Traugott.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Lavrakas & Michael Traugott.

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