“Policymaking needs to be informed by popular well-being, not just income and output. If that were the case, disaffected voters such as those supporting Trump would show up on policymakers' radar much earlier.”
Dirk Philipsen writing in The Hill
“A long time ago my mother, Fanny Zelicovich Dorfman, who, alas, has not been alive for some 20 years, fell afoul of a system of interrogation similar to the one the Republican candidate wishes to put into place. Her story might provide a sober perspective on the pitfalls and traps that such examinations entail,” writes Ariel Dorfman, distinguished professor emeritus of literature and Latin-American studies.
Ariel Dorfman writing in Salon
Compared to 2008 and 2012, when Obama signs dominated the black community in Durham, Clinton's presence there is so light “you wouldn't even know there was an election,” says a Duke political scientist. "They aren't talking about it with enthusiasm for Clinton but in opposition to Donald Trump. If you're the candidate, you want people to be enthusiastic about you because it might affect turnout.”
Clinton Campaign in Kerry Haynie in U.S. News & World Report
“It is increasingly difficult to get truly random samples, mainly because people are reluctant to respond to polls,” says a Duke professor of statistical science. “At the same time, big data from social media and online surveying offer potentially huge sample sizes, but with a significant risk that the resulting data are not representative of the whole population.”
Jerry Reiter in The Chronicle