January 2017

At our January meeting Professor John Curtice, the renowned political scientist and polling expert, assessed the record of opinion polls in the last two nationwide ballots in the UK, and the challenges that have faced the polling industry in its recent efforts to estimate accurately the distribution of voting intentions. He showed that, when the polls are examined intelligently, they provide useful insight into the state of public opinion. His riveting presentation was appreciated by an audience approaching sixty people, including members, guests and visitors.

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