Election Polling and the 2022 Midterms: A Postmortem

Election Polling and the 2022 Midterms: A Postmortem

A panel of experts will review the recent midterm elections and highlight challenges and advancements in pre-election polling

A distinguished panel of experts will review 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 will touch 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 will be moderated by Courtney Kennedy, Vice President, Methods and Innovation, Pew Research.

The panel of experts features:


  • 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

11:00 PM

Online presentation