17. How prediction affects democracy
Are polls and electoral forecasts an impartial barometer, a useful tool for voters, or a damaging influence that can distort the democratic process? In this video, Jocelyn considers the role of polls and election forecasts in the UK’s political system. Polls often grab the headlines - but do the media use their results with sufficient caution? Would a political system without polls and forecasts allow the public to make more unbiased choices or deprive the electorate of useful information that should inform their votes?
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