our own small election season screed to pundits

Dear pundits, when you cite a poll and note a change in that poll, please note the margin of  error and the confidence interval for which that MOE is reported. In most cases, you are simply conveying random noise and using it as the basis of your entire screed.

Thank you,

bureauphile

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About billthebureauphile

William G. Resh is an assistant professor at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is a public management and policy scholar whose research focuses on executive politics, organizational behavior, personnel policy, and administrative rulemaking.

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