Popularity Polling

MSUM Professor Discusses Inefficiencies of Public Opinion Polling

Philip Baumann also says the over-saturation of polls causes less people to participate

MOORHEAD, Minn. —¬†As candidates gear up for the home stretch of the election, an MSUM professor argues popularity polls are misleading when predicting a winner of the election. Philip Baumann says polls only reflect a small part of the population at a certain point. When he started studying polls 30 years ago, he saw that participation in these polls hovered…