Honors Scholars Collaborative Projects

Publication Date

Spring 4-12-2021


With growing public dissatisfaction with election polling, finding the source of polling error is key to resolving common frustrations. Many things have been blamed for recent polling misses but the method by which polls are conducted deserved a closer look. This paper seeks to find that source of error through polling conducted in the 2020 Presidential election. This paper shows that polling error at the national level can be attributed to intentional bias but there remain questions when it comes to state polling.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Nathan Griffith

Document Type

Honors Thesis