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Expert predictions of the 2017 General Election

Expert predictions of the 2017 General Election
Expert predictions of the 2017 General Election
On behalf of the PSA, we carried out an expert survey of journalists, academics and pollsters concerning their predictions of the outcome of the June 2017 general election. The fieldwork was carried out online between 16th and 26th May 2017, and was by invitation only, distributed to a large mailing list of members of the PSA, journalists from the print and broadcast media, and pollsters from the major polling companies in the UK. Responses were anonymous, and our intention was not to provide a documentary record of the individual who got closest to the final result, but rather to discover what the election prediction of these experts were and whether they differed in meaningful or surprising ways. In the report that follows, we describe some of the technical details of the survey and then review the headline results. We are very grateful to all those who took the time to respond and made the not inconsiderable effort of predicting different aspects of the outcome of the
elections.
Political Studies Association
Fisher, Stephen D.
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Hanretty, Chris
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Fisher, Stephen D., Hanretty, Chris and Jennings, William (2017) Expert predictions of the 2017 General Election London. Political Studies Association 11pp.

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Abstract

On behalf of the PSA, we carried out an expert survey of journalists, academics and pollsters concerning their predictions of the outcome of the June 2017 general election. The fieldwork was carried out online between 16th and 26th May 2017, and was by invitation only, distributed to a large mailing list of members of the PSA, journalists from the print and broadcast media, and pollsters from the major polling companies in the UK. Responses were anonymous, and our intention was not to provide a documentary record of the individual who got closest to the final result, but rather to discover what the election prediction of these experts were and whether they differed in meaningful or surprising ways. In the report that follows, we describe some of the technical details of the survey and then review the headline results. We are very grateful to all those who took the time to respond and made the not inconsiderable effort of predicting different aspects of the outcome of the
elections.

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Published date: 2 June 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 412271
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412271
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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2017 13:19
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 03:53

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Author: Stephen D. Fisher
Author: Chris Hanretty

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