Pollsters have been expanding, reevaluating data collection methods since 2016

“I voted” stickers in English and Spanish, Virginia, USA, November 2014. (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe/ Creative Commons)

By Valerie Wencis
BU News Service

With the 2020 election fast approaching, many have their eyes on the polls to see which
presidential candidate will be more likely to pull ahead. But after the 2016 election, one might wonder whether we can rely on the polls to give us an accurate portrayal of what’s coming? And with the surge of mail-in voting, will pollsters be able to capture a reliable sample of voters as they exit the polls on November 3? For WTBU and BU News Service, Valerie Wencis has more.

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