2020 Pre-Election Series

Fri., October 16, 2020 | 12:30 PM — Fri., October 30, 2020 | 1:30 PM

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Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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Campaign 2020:  A Look at the Trends and Voter Attitudes Shaping This Election

Friday, October 16
12:30–1:30 p.m. CDT

In our previous session we reviewed the methodology behind political polling and discussed how voters, strategists and political enthusiasts can better assess the validity of the data and the conclusions being drawn about the results. In this session, we invite you to join Jeff Horwitt, pollster and co-director of the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll to discuss where things stand in the current presidential campaign, as well as the race to control congress. What are the trends in public opinion that could impact the outcomes of these races?

Speakers:

  • Marc Farinella, Senior Advisor, Center for Effective Government; Executive Director, Center for Survey Methodology
  • Jeff Horwitt, pollster and co-director the of Wall Street Journal / NBC poll.

Swing State: What are the polls showing in North Carolina?

Friday, October 30
12:301:30 p.m. CDT

In our previous discussions, we reviewed the methodology of political polling and what national public opinion polls are telling us about the state of the 2020 political campaign. Join us for a session discussing the state of the campaign in North Carolina, one of the key presidential battleground states this election cycle. But it’s not just the presidency that’s at stake; North Carolina also could be decisive in determining which party controls the U.S. Senate for the next two years. In this upcoming session, we will discuss the current political landscape in North Carolina, where the state seems to be headed in this election, and the pivotal role it could play in determining the direction of public policy.

Speakers:

  • Marc Farinella, Senior Advisor, Center for Effective Government; Executive Director, Center for Survey Methodology
  • Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling
  • Christopher Cooper, Professor and Chair of the Political Science and Public Affairs Department at Western Carolina University
  • Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography