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Election 101

If there's one thing we knew about 2020, it's that what's supposed to happen might not. This November was no exception. In Election 101, we’re getting back to the basics of what's at stake when you cast your vote. Whether you’re a political novice or longtime expert, this podcast will bring something new and vital to your understanding of what it means to be democratically elected. Hosted by CNN's Kristen Holmes.

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Does Polling Matter?
Election 101
Sep 30, 2020

In 2016, poll after poll predicted a Hillary Clinton victory, and voters constantly heard that she was "ahead in the polls." But, what does that really mean? Why were the polls so far off? And if polls can be so wrong about who's going to win the election, why should we bother paying attention to them this time around? Kristen talks with Courtney Kennedy from the Pew Research Center about lessons learned from 2016 and why there is real value in proper polling. Plus, CNN's polling expert Harry Enten teaches us how to spot a bad poll from a good one.