“Voters Are Lying To Us...” from Campaigns & Elections

This week’s blog is a re-post of an interesting article, thanks to our friends at Campaigns & Elections.

From the blog: “New research from my shop, the Environmental Voter Project, sheds light on this, while also revealing a deeper problem: People don’t tell the truth to pollsters, and often report that they have voted in the past when records reveal that they haven’t.

We recently surveyed 8,567 registered voters using state voter files, and asked each respondent to describe his or her voting behavior in detail. We then compared each person’s survey response to his or her public voting history, measuring how often people say they vote, versus how often they actually vote.

The survey results were stunning: 78.1 percent of the poll’s respondents over-reported their actual voting histories.”

Check out the full article here: https://www.campaignsandelections.com/campaign-insider/voters-are-lying-to-us-here-s-why-it-could-be-helpful, and be sure to come back next week for great original content from the RoboCent team.