New frontiers in survey research: A pollster on polling

    The annual American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference is underway in Orlando, Florida. What do pollsters talk about when they gather like this? We find out from Frank Newport, editor in chief at the Gallup Poll.

    The annual American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference (AAPOR) is underway in Orlando, Florida. What do pollsters talk about when they gather at this, the nation’s biggest gathering of professional pollsters and survey researchers? We find out from Frank Newport, editor in chief at the Gallup Poll.

    Other questions answered:

    What are the top topics in polling today?
    What do pollsters see on the horizon that could change polling?
    Where do pollsters come from — private industry? Academia? Government?
    How has polling changed since AAPOR began meeting after World War II?

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