Before Opinion Polling: Tracking Public Sentiment in Civil War-Era Politics - The Journal of the Civil War Era
For better or for worse, public opinion polls are deeply embedded in American politics. Proponents argue that polls keep elected officials connected to their constituents, make the government more responsive to popular demands, and dispel “myths and stereotypes that might otherwise mislead public discourse.”[1] Critics argue that strict obedience to even the most accurate polls … Read More Read More