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The day after the UK general election the British Polling Council announced that, together with the Market Research Society, it was going to have an inquiry into what went wrong with the forecasts.  Stephen Fisher has been appointed to its panel.

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Stephen Fisher explains what went wrong with the opinion polls

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Last week, Stephen Fisher and Chris Hanretty (University of East Anglia) gave a talk at Merton College entitled 'Interpreting the UK election results and why the opinion polls got it wrong'.  Both Stephen and Chris worked on (separate) polls that were the basis for many people's predictions on the election result, and Stephen was a member of the team that produced the exit poll that proved such a surprise to pundits and public alike.

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Stephen Fisher helps produce the General Election exit poll

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