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Election preview: Polls, ballots, fraud and misconceptions

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Scientific Polling
Stanford 2008 - Tuesday - Afternoon sessions

Jon Krosnick is one of the principal investigators on a $10 million National Science Foundation study of American elections, and an expert on scientific polling. He will talk about how polls can correctly and incorrectly assess the public's views on global warming, elections, and presidential candidates. He'll discuss findings on how the gender of an interviewer can affect a poll, or how placement on a ballot can affect the outcome of a vote. Would Al Gore have won Florida if his name had been first on the ballot? Krosnick will also analyze presidential polls one week before the election.

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