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Missing nonvoters and misweighted samples: explaining the 2015 great British polling miss

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Preelection polls for the 2015 UK General Election missed the final result by a considerable margin: underestimating the Conservative Party and overestimating Labour. Analyzing evidence for five theories of why the polls missed using British Election Study (BES) data, we find limited evidence for systematic vote intention misreporting, late swing, systematically different preferences among “don’t knows,” or differential turnout of parties’ supporters. By comparing the BES face-to-face probabi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/poq/nfx015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Public Opinion Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
81
Issue:
3
Pages:
661–687
Publication date:
2017-05-24
Acceptance date:
2016-08-12
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EISSN:
1537-5331
ISSN:
0033-362X
Source identifiers:
643715
Pubs id:
pubs:643715
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uuid:0483c1c0-2302-4bb1-89e9-b52ba6287c6a
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pubs:643715
Deposit date:
2016-09-14

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