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W. Joseph Campbell

W. Joseph Campbell

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Why Truman’s 1948 upset is no template for the 2024 U.S. presidential election, according to the expert who wrote the book on polling failure

While broad and superficial similarities may be detected between Biden-Trump in 2024 and Truman-Dewey in 1948, the two cases are in fact quite...

05.04.2024 8

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W. Joseph Campbell

Though CBS legend Edward R. Murrow is given credit, he wasn’t the first muckraking journalist to question Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunts

It has been 70 years since Edward R. Murrow’s withering broadcast report about Cold War demagogue Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, a program that has been...

01.03.2024 20

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W. Joseph Campbell

Early polls can offer some insight into candidates’ weak points – but are extremely imprecise

Preelection polls have been inescapable early in the 2024 election year, setting storylines, as they invariably do, for journalists and pundits about...

12.02.2024 20

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W. Joseph Campbell

Often in error but still seductive: Why we can't quit election polls

Their record is uneven. They misfired in one way or another in the past three presidential elections. And yet the prevalence of election polls is...

06.10.2023 9

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W. Joseph Campbell

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