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Congressional Briefing: The Midterm Forecasts Are In: The Science of Election Forecasting, Part 2
Washington, DC (October 22, 2014). Like meteorologists who forecast the weather, political scientists forecast elections. Six forecasters share their predictions for the 2014 midterm election. Featuring Alan Abramowitz (Emory University), James Campbell (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Robert Erikson (Columbia University), Michael Lewis-Beck (University of Iowa), John Sides (George Washington University), and Charles Tien (Hunter College & The Graduate Center, CUNY). Moderated by Paul Gronke (Reed College, Appalachian State University, and Co-Editor of PS: Political Science and Politics)
Congressional Briefing: "And the Winner Will Be ... ": The Science of Election Forecasting
Washington, DC (May 28, 2014). Like meteorologists who forecast the weather, political scientists forecast elections. Using scientific methods, we try to foresee outcomes — what party or candidate will win and by how much — before they happen. Featuring: Mark Blumenthal (The Huffington Post); Matthew Dickinson (Middlebury College); Michael Lewis-Beck (University of Iowa); Drew Linzer (Daily Kos); Mary Stegmaier (University of Missouri); Lynn Vavreck (University of California, Los Angeles
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