February 2021 – Electoral Polls in Difficult Times

February 5 (Friday), 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
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The webinar will focus on how electoral polls are conducted and published in different parts of the world, what political, methodological or pandemic related difficulties the pollsters face and how they work to overcome them.

The webinar features:

  • Robert Chung, is President of the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, a continuation of the Public Opinion Program at the University of Hong Kong that he founded in 1991. He is the current vice-president/president elect of WAPOR after serving as secretary-treasurer (2006-2007) and Chair of Liaison (2010-2015). He also authored the 2012 edition of the Freedom to Publish Opinion Polls Report.

    Title of presentation: Polling in Hong Kong in troubled times

  • Jill Darling is Survey Director for the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), and Director of the USC Dornsife Daybreak Election Poll, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Jill ‘s current focus is on a broad range of research using CESR’s Understanding America Study, a probability-based internet panel. She spent the first two decades of her career as a newspaper pollster with the Los Angeles Times Poll, conducting national, state, and local telephone surveys and state and national exit polls. 

    Title of presentationExperiences with U.S. National Election Polling in 2016 and 2020, using a Probability-Based Internet Panel and Experimental Outcomes Models

  • Alejandro Moreno is Professor of Political Science at ITAM, and Director of Public Opinion Polls at El Financiero, both in Mexico City. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Alejandro Moreno has been president of WAPOR in 2013-2014.

    Title of presentationChallenges for Election Polls: Reflections for the Mexico 2021 Mid-Term Election

  • Paul Nnanwobu is CEO at Random Dynamic Resources. He has over 25 years experience in market, opinion and social research. He is the Publisher of Research Intelligence Magazine, and currently the Nigeria Representative for WAPOR as well as the current Secretary General of the Nigerian Market Research Association. He holds a post Graduate degree in Journalism and an MBA in International Business.

    Title of presentation: Electoral Polls in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Tall Order?


Claire Durand
, past president of WAPOR, will moderate the webinar.

WAPOR has set up a program of webinars, open to the public. We will have three types of webinars: Thematic webinars, regional webinars and methodological training. 

September 2019 Webinar
May 2020 Webinar – Changes in Survey Research in Times of COVID-19
June 2020 Webinar – COVID-19: How We Ask Questions, Collect the Data and What Do We Learn? 
July 2020 Webinar – Mixed Mode and Mixed Device Surveys: Why, When, and How
September 2020 Webinar – Advances in Comparative Survey Methods
November 2020 Webinar – WAPOR-GBS Joint Webinar: Pandemic, Governance, and Comparative Public Opinion Research