Colin McEnroe: How A Political Poll Is Like Buying A Chicken

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May 11, 2018

Colin McEnroe, lecture in the Department of Political Science at Yale Unviersity, has an opinion piece in the Hartford Courant.

“A Political Poll Is Like Buying A Chicken”.

From the article…

“Orange, an old harbor seal, died this week at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium. The aquarium made a big deal of Orange’s prognosticating abilities, but Orange was 2-7 at predicting Super Bowl winners. Her flippers were worse than a coin flip.

I preface my comments about political polls by acknowledging that all the polls I’m talking about are slightly better than Orange the Seal.”

Read the entire article here.