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Australian election results – pollsters respond

21 May 2019 – Research industry body to review political polling following Federal election embarrassment. The Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) has announced a review of Australian political polling methods to understand why polls incorrectly called the outcome at Saturday’s Federal election and how methods can be improved in the future. See the full announcement at Mumbrella 

21 May 2019 – “As pollsters, we are rightly in the firing line after the Australian election. What happened?” Peter Lewis, executive director of Essential, comments in The Guardian on the polling results after the Federal election outcome on Saturday night.

Click here to read the entire article on The Guardian website

19 May 2019 – “Time to stop polling and start listening: why we got election so wrong” Social researcher and author, Dr Rebecca Huntley comments in The Sydney Morning Herald on the polling results after the Federal election outcome on Saturday night.

Click here to read the entire article on the The Sydney Morning Herald website

There will be a session on the state of polling at the AMSRS National Conference –
Festival of Research, 7-9 August 2019 – click here for more conference information

Further details on this session to come: stay tuned. 

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