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The pre-election polls of 1948

report to the Committee on Analysis of Pre-election Polls and Forecasts

by Frederick Mosteller

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Published by Social Science Research Council in New York .
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  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1948.,
  • Public opinion polls.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesBulletin (Social Science Research Council (U.S.)) -- 60.
    ContributionsSocial Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Analysis of Pre-election Polls and Forecasts.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK526 1948 .M6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 396 p.
    Number of Pages396
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21496731M
    LC Control Number49011319, 49011319

    United States presidential election of - United States presidential election of - The campaign: Dewey was widely tipped by pollsters to win the election easily. Indeed, the New York Times claimed that Dewey’s election was a “foregone conclusion,” and Life magazine had run a caption several months before the election declaring Dewey the “next president of the United States.”. Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page. Guide to the Records of the Election Voting Study in Elmira, New York (bulk ).

      Approval polls existed, but weren’t taken very often. Gallup’s last such poll in showed Truman with a terrible 36 percent approval rating, but . The top 50 books on pubic opinion research as by the and Hazel Gaudet. The People’s Choice. 2nd ed. Columbia University Press, Lazarsfeld, Paul F., and Wagner Thielens Jr. The Academic Mind. Free Press, The Pre-election Polls of Social Science Research Council, Mueller, John E. War, Presidents, and Public.

    The Presidential Election Polls Description. One of the most famous failures of political polling occurred in the presidential election between Harry Truman (the democratic incumbent) and Thomas Dewey (the republican challenger). There were also a couple of third party candidates. is Fredrick Mosteller et al., The Pre-Election Polls of Report to the Committee on Analysis of Pre-election Polls and Forecasts (New York: Social Science Research Council, ).! On Simulmatics, see Ithiel De Sola Pool and Robert Abelson, “The Simulmatics Project,”.


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The pre-election polls of 1948 by Frederick Mosteller Download PDF EPUB FB2

The election was a case of polling failure in U.S. presidential elections — one of eight cases SOC Professor W. Joseph Campbell examines in his forthcoming book Lost in a Gallup, a narrative history to be published this summer by University of California Press.

The pre-election polls of (Social Science Research Council) [Mosteller, Frederick] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The pre-election polls of (Social Science Research Council). Read the full-text online edition of The The pre-election polls of 1948 book Polls of Report to the Committee on Analysis of Pre-Election Polls and Forecasts ().

Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Pre-Election Polls of Report to the. The Pre-election Polls of (Book): Mosteller, Frederick. Sincewhen pollsters unanimously forecast a Dewey victory over Truman, media-sponsored polls have proliferated, accompanied by a growing unease about their accuracy.

Pre-Election Polling probes the results of over recent polls and taps the professional “lore” of experienced pollsters to offer a major new assessment of polling. Sincewhen pollsters unanimously forecast a Dewey victory over Truman, media-sponsored polls have proliferated, accompanied by a growing unease about their accuracy.

Pre-Election Polling probes the results of over recent polls and taps the professional "lore" of experienced pollsters to offer a major new assessment of polling practices in the s. So wrote S. Wilks in the opening chapter of the report of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) on the performance of the pre-election polls (quoted in Mosteller et al.1).

The intervening years have seen many changes in poll methodology, for example, in sample design, treatment of turnout, interviewing methods, and timing.

The pre-election polls of ; report to the Committee on Analysis of Pre-election Polls and Forecasts by Mosteller, Frederick, Down in the polls and under fire within his own party, Truman alone remained confident of his victory.

On the morning after the election, Americans rose to news of the most surprising comeback in presidential election history. In Missouri, Truman learned of his victory at am, when a.

The Gallup Poll, Volume One – () statistical reports on each poll; Mosteller, Frederick (). The Pre-Election Polls of Report to the Committee on Analysis of Pre-Election Polls and Forecasts. New York: Social Science Research Council.

Neal, Steve (). Pre-Election Polls and Forecasts of the National Social Science Research Council set up a staff to conduct extensive and quick studies of data on the polls and the election. By the end of December the Committee re-ported its conclusions and recommendations based on the studies of the Committee's staff.

Sincewhen pollsters unanimously forecast a Dewey victory over Truman, media-sponsored polls have proliferated, accompanied by a growing unease about their accuracy. Pre-Election Polling probes the results of over recent polls and taps the professional “lore” of experienced pollsters to offer a major new assessment of polling.

However, it is unclear what public support for Harry Truman in and Gerald Ford in was just before Election Day. Both incumbents had approval ratings in the 40s in Gallup's June measurements.

Truman, who trailed in pre-election polls versus his opponent Thomas Dewey throughout the campaign, won a surprise victory. However, there were some close elections that it missed, such asandthe popular vote in andand the likely voter numbers in The month section in the tables represents the month that the opinion poll was conducted in.

D stands for the Democratic Party while R stands for the Republican Party. Book Reviews. Capsule Reviews Review Essays Browse All Reviews More. Articles with Audio The Pre-Election Polls of The Pre-Election Polls of By Frederick Mosteller and Others. pp, Social Science Research Council, Pollsters were confident that Thomas E.

Dewey would unseat President Harry Truman — so confident that one of them, Elmo Roper, stopped releasing poll results in early Septembersaying he. Sincewhen pollsters unanimously forecast a Dewey victory over Truman, media-sponsored polls have proliferated, accompanied by a growing unease about their accuracy.

Pre-Election Polling probes the results of over recent polls and taps the professional "lore" of experienced pollsters to offer a major new assessment of polling.

On election night inlike many other people, I attended to the media later and later, and finally about a.m. I abandoned hope of a decision and went to bed. Next morning we found that Harry Truman had defeated Thomas Dewey for the presidency of the United States, contrary to.

Get this from a library. The pre-election polls of ; report to the Committee on Analysis of Pre-election Polls and Forecasts, by Frederick Mosteller [et al.] with the collaboration of Leonard W.

Doob [et al.]. [Frederick Mosteller; Social Science Research Council. Committee on Analysis of Pre-election Polls and Forecasts.]. North Carolina: Trump vs. Biden CBS News/YouGov Bi Trump 44 Biden +4 Georgia: Trump vs. Biden CBS News/YouGov Tr Biden 46 Biden +1 North Carolina Senate -.

Dewey Defeats Truman: The Election and the Battle for America's Soul by A. J. Baime book review. Click to read the full review of Dewey Defeats Truman: The Election and the Battle for America's Soul in New York Journal of Books.

Review written by Steve Nathans-Kelly. As Daniel J. Robinson’s book The Measure of Democracy: Polling, the APIO overcame the embarrassment by establishing the Social Science Research Council’s Committee on Analysis of Pre-Election Polls, which received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The debacle took place in a different context, when the state and. Month Day November Truman defeats Dewey In the days preceding the vote, political analysts and polls were so behind Dewey that on election night.