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Accuracy of Political Polling

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Accuracy of Political Polling

Accuracy of Political Polling

Accuracy of Political Polling

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Americans are inundated each day with results from the latest opinion polls, results which often differ wildly. How can one poll show the President leading by 10 points, while another maintains the two candidates are in a dead heat? NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Frank Newport, head of the Gallup Organization, about the accuracy and reliability of political polls.