Dr Stephen Fisher helps produce the General Election exit poll

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At around 10pm last night, the voting public was surprised by an exit poll that seemed to indicate a very different outcome to the one that many had been expecting.  One of the 5 people responsible for producing this exit poll was Stephen Fisher, whose blog Elections Etc has been one of the key sources for polling predictions in the media for the past year.

You can read an article for the New Statesman's 'May 2015' election website entitled 'Election 2015: What is the exit poll and how does it work?' which explores some of the details of work that Stephen has been doing.  In it he is described as "one of the three most senior people in the room.  He and Jon Mellon, a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, have to come up with the exit poll’s statistical model over the next 9 hours."

The full article can be read here: http://www.may2015.com/featured/election-2015-what-is-the-exit-poll-and-how-does-it-work/

Dr Stephen Fisher is Associate Professor in Political Sociology, Department of Sociology, Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Trinity College. Director Oxford QM Teachers Project