A Question of Polling

9/5/17 UPDATE The results from the second round of the French election are in, and Macron was comfortably elected President. In the second round, the public polls were not particularly accurate, perhaps surprisingly, given their first round performance. They underestimated Macron’s eventual vote share, although this made…

Magic Town

Data Science / news / Open Data

In the 1947 film Magic Town, a former basketball player starts his own market research firm. New to the business, he doesn’t have the means to compete with his larger more established rivals, so he’s intrigued to learn of a survey carried out in a small town called…