The Representativity of Election Polls

  • Jelke Bethlehem
  • Statistics Politics and Policy, January 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/spp-2016-0002

The representativity of election polls.

What is it about?

Many election polls lack representativity. This because their samples are not simple random samples. This may lead to biased estimates.

Why is it important?

There are good election polls and bad ones. This article helps you to separate the chaff from the wheat. This article is also a warning that you should always be careful when using the results of election polls.


Jelke Bethlehem
Universiteit Leiden

This publication could help to improve the quality of election polls.

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