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Lost in a Gallup? Will Journalists and Pollsters Get This Election Wrong?

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Lost in a Gallup? Will Journalists and Pollsters Get This Election Wrong?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5pm Eastern

This will be a virtual event conducted via zoom. Reservations are required and can be reserved for free online,

Are we heading for another election surprise? Might the polls, pundits, and journalists be wrong about the 2020 race? Join us at 5 p.m. August 4 for an online discussion in which American University experts address the polls, the media, the voters, and the presidential election. This hour-long discussion will center around Lost in a Gallup, a new book by Professor W. Joseph Campbell of the School of Communication. Lost in a Gallup examines eight cases of polling failure in U.S. presidential elections from 1936 to 2016, and argues that polling failure is often journalistic failure as well. Campbell will be joined in the discussion by Professor Candice Nelson of AU’s School of Public Affairs and academic director of AU's Campaign Management Institute. Professor John C. Watson of the School of Communication will be moderator, and audience questions will be taken up. Lost in a Gallup is being published in August by University of California Press and may be pre-ordered at

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School of Communication
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