|President Harry S. Truman holds up an incorrect headline after winning the 1948 presidential election.|
Jill Lepore, a writer for The New Yorker, claims: "from the late nineteen-nineties to 2012, twelve hundred polling organizations conducted nearly thirty-seven thousand polls by making more than three billion phone calls" but also shares that, "a 2013 study—a poll—found that three out of four Americans suspect polls of bias." If polls are so untrusted, why are they so popular? What do you think?
What is your opinion on the following questions:
- Do you agree with the statement: "Polling Undermines Democracy?" Why or why not?
- What makes a poll biased? Do you trust polls?
New York Times Debate: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/11/30/does-polling-undermine-democracy?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region