Elections 2016

August 2, 2012 12:00 AM

A reader’s guide to evaluating campaign polls

Here’s a survey: Is campaign polling 1) an art, 2) a science or 3) an act of statistical sleight of hand? The answer can be all of the above. As election season nears, polls are ramping up. It can be hard to interpret their terminology, let alone know which numbers to trust.

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