'When Polls Mislead' is topic, Oct. 3
Posted September 27, 2006; 04:14 p.m.
Gary Langer, director of polling at ABC News, will present a talk on "When Polls Mislead: Setting Standards for Media Reporting on Public Opinion Surveys" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Langer is the only pollster to win a news Emmy award, which he received in 2005 for his contributions to ABC News' coverage in Iraq. He has produced surveys on politics, presidential elections, health care, education, terrorism and consumer behavior, and is credited with conducting the first national, media-sponsored public opinion polls in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Langer was with the Associated Press before moving to ABC News in 1990. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Survey Research Center and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.