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Audio: Can we trust the polls?

What pollsters get wrong—and right

By Prospect Team  

Photo: Claire Doherty/SIPA USA/PA Images

The rhythm of every modern election is set by opinion polls, but from David Cameron’s unexpected majority in 2015, to Jeremy Corbyn’s splendid defeat in 2017 by way of the Brexit vote, they stand charged with repeatedly getting it wrong.

But is this fair? And can the faults be fixed?

Editor Tom Clark, who has written up a lot of polling, brings together experts including the former YouGov president, Peter Kellner, and Jane Green of…

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