Chapter 18 Poll of polls
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- Following the guidance of the TA, please examine various poll-of-polls models, make changes to them, and then see how their output changes.
[The Presidential election of] 2016 was the largest analytics failure in US political history.
David Shor, 13 August 2020
In this section we look at poll-of-polls (equally pooling-the-polls or poll aggregation) approaches which use a statistical model to bring together the outcomes of polls.