How to Avoid Getting Fooled on Election Night (The New York Times)


“With few useful indicators of what is actually happening at the polls, rumors and misinformation can run rampant,” says Assistant Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan in a New York Times Upshot blog about how to avoid getting fooled on election night. His words of advice: “First, beware of exit polls. While they can be a useful way to estimate the composition of the electorate, they are less reliable as a forecasting metric, especially if something goes wrong.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 11/3/14 by The New York Times.

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