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.

Credits

Guest:
Jill Lepore - Harvard University / New Yorker magazine - @NewYorker

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath