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What 2020’s Election Poll Errors Tell Us About the Accuracy of Issue Polling


This report was made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals:

Research team

Scott Keeter, Senior Survey Advisor
Nick Hatley, Research Analyst
Arnold Lau, Research Analyst
Courtney Kennedy, Director, Survey Research


Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist
Ashley Amaya, Senior Research Methodologist
Nick Bertoni, Senior Panel Manager
Jesse Lopez, Associate Panel Manager
Dorene Asare-Marfo, Associate Panel Manager

Communications and editorial

Rachel Weisel, Senior Communications Manager
Calvin Jordan, Communications Associate
Travis Mitchell, Copy Editor
David Kent, Copy Editor

Graphic design and web publishing

Bill Webster, Information Graphics Designer
Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer

Several others provided helpful comments and input on this study, including Jocelyn Kiley, Carroll Doherty, Bradley Jones, Claudia Deane, Michael Dimock, Robert Y. Shapiro, Michael Delli Carpini and Cliff Zukin.

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