Maya Wiley Comments on Accuracy of Opinion Polls

Former Skadden Fellow Maya Wiley (’92), founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, appeared on MSNBC’s “Up w/Chris Hayes” to discuss, among other things, the accuracy of opinion polls (Oct. 14). “None of it tells us how people are actually going to behave at the point in time when they have to act on a decision,” Maya said. For example, with regard to polls asking people whether they’re going to vote for President Obama or Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, “you’re really asking people something that’s a really complex set of questions,” Maya said. “They’re going to be influenced in multiple ways over time, by who’s delivering the message, and who they’ve talked to that week, and whether they’ve had some personal experience that has shifted their perception of the importance of the issue.”