Let’s Be Honest About Election Forecasting

Let’s Be Honest About Election Forecasting

by Jennifer Nicoll Victor

Forecasting used to be fun and games for political science nerds, but now it’s big business that has the potential to influence the very outcomes they seek to project. While the downsides of forecasting are real, political scientists can talk about forecasts in responsible ways by emphasizing precision, uncertainty, and visualization.


The editorial team at PS: Political Science & Politics is pleased to release of the 2020 Presidential Election Forecasting symposium. This year, due to the amazing work done by Ruth Dassonneville and Charles Tien, we have 12 forecasts and three critical reviews. We hope teachers, journalists, and the general public will read, reflect, and comment.  For the latest updates, follow PS on Twitter.

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