pubTALK special - Trump and Brexit: the end of political polling?
18 November 2016
Trump and Brexit: the end of political polling?
Thursday 1st December, 7pm, The Jolly Sailor
The last six months have seen two cataclysmic events in politics. The UK voted to leave the EU, and Donald Trump was elected to the White House. Most polls saw neither result coming.
In 2015, after the general election polling 'miss’ in Britain, questions were raised over the value of polling, with one Labour peer saying polls were 'corrupt’ and should be banned during election campaigns. After the polling fiascos of 2016, this debate is set to ignite once again.
In light of this, Q-Step are excited to host a panel discussion followed by a Q&A on the future of opinion polling in politics. Should polls be banned? Are they reliable anymore? What worth do they have for democracies today?
As always, the evenings are free to attend and anyone is welcome to attend.
We look forward to seeing you there!