Election 2012 — local races, the political polls, and voter supression


Hour 2

We continue our conversation about the 2012 election.  Starting us off is Muhlenberg College professor CHRIS BORICK who has been following some of Pennsylvania’s more heated races.  Then we’ll turn our attention several interesting issues that distinguished the 2012 election.  First, many of us spent lots of time talking about and following national and state political polls this election cycle, but how reliable and accurate were they?  Our guest, SIMON JACKMAN, a political scientist at Stanford, tracks political polls and has developed his own poll-averaging model “Pollster.”   We’ll end the hour with journalist ARI BERMAN of The Nation who reports on how election irregularities and voter suppression efforts across the country, including the proposed voter ID law in Pennsylvania, impacted turnout and influenced the election.

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