TITLE

Oops! Gallup Tells How They Blew Obama Win

AUTHOR(S)
STEIN, ROBERT
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Moderate Voice;6/6/2013, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on the Gallup Organization's explanation of how they failed to predict U.S. President Barack Obama's big win. He says that after months of election, Gallup is trying to explain the facts by using charts about cell phones and other things, which civilians don't understand. He talks about early days of forecasting election results. He says that all these pollsters and noisemaker actually obscure the efforts of real journalists reporting hard facts.
ACCESSION #
88073861

 

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