Using this video and the following article, explain what happened during the 2016 Presidential election. How did the polls get it so wrong?
Next, using this article, explain the challenges with polling and how the polling industry has adapted its methods to meet the unique challenges of the 2020 election. Finally, using this article explain how the polling was still wrong in 2020.
questions in a journal entry:
Where does public opinion fit into democracy?
How attentive to public opinion should the government be?
How attentive to public opinion is the government?
What happens (or should happen) when the government ignores public opinion?
How is Boaty McBoatface an analogy for other US political systems and limitations of democracy?