The Failure of Political Polls

Polls are more influential than ever in politics. They determined who would be in the main Republican debate tonight and poll numbers are used daily to describe the phenomenon of Donald Trump and Ben Carson leading the GOP field. But what if the polls are wrong? Increasingly, they are.



  • Jill Lepore - professor of history at Harvard University, staff writer at the New Yorker, and host of the podcasts “The Last Archive” and “Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket.”