pollsters

  • Media work at the election night rally for U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 8, 2016.      REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2SOQF
    November 9, 2016  

    Pollsters, pundits and many journalists seemed confident that Hillary Clinton would clinch the win. Steve Deace of the Steve Deace Show, Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post and Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times join Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the media failed to fully grasp the dynamics that propelled Donald Trump to the White House. Continue reading

  • File photo of voters by Getty Images
    December 9, 2015  

    Early polling often doesn’t reflect who goes on to become president (think Howard Dean or Newt Gingrich). These days pollsters acknowledge they are wrestling with a sea change in polling methods that’s making it harder to collect a sample opinion of Americans. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2012  

    The National Interest’s Robert Merry argues presidencies rise and fall as voters judge presidents’ performance. Merry decided to explore how voters’ perceptions compared with those of historians. He joins Judy Woodruff to talk about his new book, “Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians.” Continue reading