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Event to focus on "The Press, the Polls and the Presidential Campaign"

November 21, 2016

Public opinion researcher J. Ann Selzer and political expert David Yepsen will discuss the fallout of the 2016 presidential campaign in a wide-ranging discussion at Drake University on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

“The Press, the Polls and the Presidential Campaign 2016: Where Do We Go From Here?” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2507 University Ave. in Des Moines. The event is sponsored by the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Selzer runs the nationally recognized Iowa Poll, and Yepsen is retired director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University and former Des Moines Register political reporter. They will discuss media and polling coverage of the campaign, why the results of the election seemed to catch so many in the national polling and journalism establishments by surprise, and the effect on the professions’ credibility. There will be plenty of time for audience questions.

For more information, contact Kathleen Richardson at 515-271-2295 or

2 Responses

  1. Duncan Fowler says:

    Will there either be streaming of this event or a podcast?

    It sounds like it would be good. Both good and knowledgable presenters!

  2. Kathleen Richardson says:

    No, unfortunately, there are no plans to capture or stream this event.