On this week’s episode of Tying It Together with Tim Boyum, we tackle the issue of polling and prognosticating in the 2020 election

After the election in 2016, pollsters took a big hit. Now that we are once again hearing about polls almost every day, many wonder, have things changed? Can we trust polls? 

Tim and Ben get national pollster and North Carolina resident Tom Jensen to weigh in on the subject.  We also talk with Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, which is a nationally known newsletter focused on election forecasting. We will explain common misconceptions about sample size, margin of error, and get their latest take on the top North Carolina races. 

Stay for the end, because we will also hear some hilarious stories from Jensen about the more outrageous poll questions he has used.


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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just sound bites. North Carolina veteran reporter and anchor Tim Boyum is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with power players across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores fascinating life stories, and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.


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