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Some midterm polls were on target, but finding which pollsters to believe can be tough
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We found that Americans who see news coverage that shows generic “line” images at polling places are less likely to say they will vote in future elections.
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“If you’re going to shift narratives in this country, you need people to actually read what you’re doing.”
There’s good evidence that some people find predictive models like FiveThirtyEight’s confusing, and an argument that they might keep people from voting. But 2016’s scars shouldn’t mean that voters have to be kept in the dark.
“I often say to the writers, ‘Write this as if it were a letter to your friend.'”
“Our effort here is to understand what political speech looks like in Canada when it comes to advertising.”