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Polling failures are like Tolstoy's unhappy families; they're all unhappy in their own way

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W. Joseph Campbell, a professor in the School of Communication at American University and the author of Lost in a Gallup: Polling Failure in U.S. Presidential Elections, joined us last week to talk about polling - particularly election polling.

When the polls go wrong, as they did in 2016, he says, the problem is failure isn't replicable.

Uh, but wait a minute - aren't we living through the same polling failure - call it 2016 Redux - that we did four years ago?

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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