December 11 – Election 2020: Q&A with The Pollsters

The 2020 US Presidential election was unique with extensive use of mail-in-voting in this Covid-19 period. The results are in and being finalized with Joe Biden the apparent winner.

On December 11, 2020 from 12-1:30pm ET, the MRC’s next webinar, three renowned public opinion researchers who were deeply involved in polling the election will discuss these questions and answer yours.

  • What effect did mail-in-voting have on the election and polls?
  • Why have the polls in 2020 significantly under-estimated the vote for Donald Trump?
  • How did Donald Trump’s performance change geographically and demographically from 2016 -2020?
  • How well were “down ballot” results estimated in the polls?
  • What is the likely outcome of the two Senate run offs in Georgia?


  • Joe Lenski, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Research
  • Lee Miringoff, PhD, Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marist College
  • Clifford Young, PhD, President, US Public Affairs, IPSOS

Moderated by:

  • Sarah Dutton, Partner /President Rockland Dutton Research and Consulting
  • Jim Donius PhD, President, Marketplace Measurement Worldwide – Public Sentiment Division



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