Ben Knoll on Centre Point

Discussing the politics of polling on Episode Four of Centre Point

Posted by Centre News in News, Politics 24 Oct 2016

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As the 2016 presidential election moves towards its conclusion, important discussions about political issues continue on Centre Point, an eight-part podcast series in which Centre College faculty discuss the pertinent issues. Listeners will not only gain a better understanding of political complexities, but they’ll also get insight into the fascinating conversations that take place in classrooms at Centre every day.

In the fourth episode of Centre Point, host Bill Goodman talks with Benjamin Knoll, the John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, about polling, a subject in which Knoll is an expert. Knoll shares with Goodman how to interpret poll numbers when attempting to predict election outcomes.

Earlier episodes of Centre Point heard Goodman speak with Centre professors Dina Badie, Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Daniel Stroup and Beau Weston on such issues as teaching the 2016 election, the potential future impact of this election and how culture wars are shaping the electorate. Future episodes include these and other faculty exploring politics in a variety of ways.

Centre Point is hosted by veteran journalist Bill Goodman, who also hosts the Kentucky Tonight television program. Sound engineering for the podcast is provided by Dynamix Productions.

More episodes of Centre Point will become available continually through Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. To listen to the first two episodes—and to have future episodes download directly to your electronic device as they become available—subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and SoundCloud. All eight episodes of Centre Point will be available on these podcast platforms.

October 24, 2016