Election Polling and the 2022 Midterms: A Postmortem
A panel of experts reviewed the recent midterm elections and highlight challenges and advancements in pre-election polling
A distinguished panel of experts reviewed the recent midterm elections by evaluating the performance of pre-election polls, highlighting key findings from the exit polls and providing insights into the implications and lessons to be learned about election polling. The discussion touched on key questions such as:
Did the "generic ballot" and other pre-election polling effectively measure the political environment heading into the midterms?
Do the exit polls offer insights into the closeness of the midterm results and under-performance of the Republicans?
And what are the lessons to be learned about pre-election polling as we look ahead to 2024?
The discussion was moderated by Courtney Kennedy, Vice President, Methods and Innovation, Pew Research.
The panel of experts featured:
Jennifer Agiesta, Director of Polling and Election Analytics, CNN
Kabir Khanna, Deputy Director, Elections and Data Analytics, CBS News
Chris Anderson, Fox News Decision Team, President and Co-Founder, Beacon Research
Charles Franklin, Director, Marquette Law School Poll, Marquette University Law School
Dec 13, 2022