POL 500 8-1 Discussion: Polls and Surveys, Uses and Limitations
dentify a poll on the RealClearPolitics website. Spend time looking at the methodology behind that poll. Evaluate the reliability of the selected poll by discussing, for instance, the number of participants, the margin of error, or the type of questions asked. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of that poll. What would you do differently if you were to conduct a similar survey?
Once you have completed your initial post, respond to at least two of your classmates. In your responses, discuss the reliability of polls in American politics and how you would attempt to minimize the weaknesses of this type of research.
Refer to the Discussion Rubric for directions on completing these discussions.